Sunday, August 14, 2011

Avoid Run-On Sentences



If there is a complete sentence on each side of the conjunctions “and,” “but” or “or,” place a comma in front of the conjunction. If you omit the comma, you will create a run-on sentence.
The night was dark, and the mission was dangerous.  (Two sentences joined by the conjunction “and.”)
The night was dark and dangerous. (Two predicate adjectives joined by the conjunction “and.” No comma needed.)
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Make This School Year Your Best One Yet!


Another school year is beginning. What kind of year will it be? You may think it depends upon who your teachers are and whether or not your friends are in your classes. The truth is that neither of those factors is what really matters. The kind of school year you have really depends on you and your attitude. You are intelligent and you are a great kid. You have to spend a majority of your week at school. You have to study and turn in your work, or you will fail and end up repeating the grade you are in now. Nobody can make sure that you have a successful year except for you. Make it happen. I know you can do it!
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