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    A run on sentence

    What is a run on sentence?

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    Re: A run on sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What is a run on sentence?
    I haven't met the term, but presumably it's one that runs on from another, omitting some of the syntax; in some definitions of 'sentence' a run-on sentence isn't a sentence at all.

    Example: He didn't even thank me. Which I found quite annoying.

    This sort of construction isn't advisable in an English exam.

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    Re: A run on sentence

    A run-on sentence blurs ideas:

    I looked down at my plate when he entered the room I felt so embarrassed recalling last night's behavior.
    In this sentence, the phrase "when he entered the room" has a kind of "two-way stretch" effect. It might be the end of a first independent clause:

    I looked down at my plate when he entered the room.

    Or it might begin the second:

    When he entered the room I felt so embarrassed....

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    Re: A run on sentence

    Thanks

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