|Repairing Run-On Sentences||
After each run-on sentence below select the remedy that would best repair that sentence. (The remedy will show only enough of the sentence to indicate what was wrong and how to fix it.) If the sentence is correctly written the way it stands, select the first option. The explanation will attempt to justify our editing of that sentence. If you choose the correct response, it might still be a good idea to consult the explanation, to see if your explanation is the same as our explanation. If you look at the explanation before coming up with the right answer yourself, we can't be responsible for the horrible consequences.
Questions 5 through 10 are based on an exercise on Fused Sentences in The Little, Brown Handbook by H. Ramsay Fowler and Jane E. Aaron, & Kay Limburg. 5th ed. HarperCollins: New York. 1995 (289). By permission of Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc.
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