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Teacher Tips and Answers

Avoiding Run-Ons

thinking about a park ranger

A compound sentence joins two sentences using a comma and a connecting word (and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet).

I want to be a park ranger, and Yellowstone is my favorite park.

If you leave out the comma and the connecting word, you have an error called a run-on sentence.

Yellowstone has geysers a supervolcano lies under it.

       (It's hard to tell where the first idea stops and the next idea starts.)

Fix a run-on by adding a comma and connecting word.

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