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Helps for Finding and Fixing Sentences Problems
If you have difficulty with run-on sentences or sentence fragments here are some great resources to help you.


BASIC DEFINITIONS:

Complete sentences have a subject, a predicate, and express a complete thought.

A run-on sentence is when you put two or more independent clauses (complete sentences) together into one sentence without proper punctuation to separate the ideas.  Run-on sentences come in two types: the fused sentence and the comma splice.

A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence. It may appear to be a sentence, but it is missing one or more of the key parts of a complete sentence.


HELPS FOR RUN-ON SENTENCES:
There are four ways to revise run-on sentences to make them into proper complete sentences. See http://writing.umn.edu/sws/quickhelp/grammar/runons.html for a quick guide.

For additional help check out the following links:

HELPS FOR THE SENTENCE FRAGMENT:

To gain skill in identifying and fixing sentence fragments see the following.

Understanding the fragment: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/620/1/
Practice with correcting fragments: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/exercises/5/18/38