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run-on sen·tence

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  1. run-on sentence(noun)

    an ungrammatical sentence in which two or more independent clauses are conjoined without a conjunction


  1. run-on sentence(Noun)

    an ungrammatical sentence in which two independent clauses that should be joined by either a semicolon or a conjunction or should be separate sentences are written as a single sentence, the clauses often being separated by a comma.


  1. Run-on sentence

    A run-on is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses are joined without appropriate punctuation or conjunction. This is generally considered a stylistic error, though it is occasionally used in literature and may be used as a rhetorical device. An example of a run-on is a comma splice, in which two independent clauses are joined with a comma without an accompanying coordinating conjunction. Some prescriptivists exclude comma splices from the definition of a run-on sentence, but this does not imply that they consider comma splices to be acceptable. The mere fact that a sentence is long does not make it a run-on sentence; sentences are run-ons only when they contain more than one independent clause. A run-on sentence can be as short as four words—for instance: I drive she walks. In this case there are two independent clauses: two subjects paired with two intransitive verbs. So as long as clauses are punctuated appropriately, a writer can assemble multiple independent clauses in a single sentence; in fact, a properly constructed sentence can be extended indefinitely.

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How to say run-on sentence in sign language?

  1. runonsentence


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of run-on sentence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of run-on sentence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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