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Chapter 6. Sentence Sense > Sorry Sentences - Pg. 67

Sentence Sense Corrected: Many hamsters blink only one eye at a time. 67 Word Watch A comma splice is a run-on with a comma where the two independent clauses run together. Run-On and On and On A run-on sentence is two incorrectly joined independent clauses. This muddies ideas or washes them completely down the drain. You can fix a run-on one of three ways: 1. 2. 3. Separate the run-on into two correct sentences with either a semicolon or a period. Add a comma and a coordinating conjunction (and, nor, but, or, for, yet, so) to create a com- pound sentence. Leaving out the conjunction will result in a comma splice . Add a subordinating conjunction to create a complex sentence. Following are some examples of run-ons that have gone through the body shop.