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Editing Short Reports

After revising your report, you need to edit it to correct any remaining errors. You'll look closely at punctuation, capitalization, grammar, usage, and spelling. The following activities will help you edit your short report.

Editing to Fix Run-On Sentences

Fixing your Report
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A run-on sentence is two sentences that run together. You can fix a run-on by placing end punctuation after the first sentence, or by connecting the two sentences with a comma and a connecting word (and, but, or).

  • Run-on sentence:

  • The original Thanksgiving happened in 1621 it didn’t become a national holiday for another 202 years!

  • Corrected with end punctuation and capitalization:

  • The original Thanksgiving happened in 1621. It didn’t become a national holiday for another 202 years!

  • Corrected with a comma and a connecting word:

  • The original Thanksgiving happened in 1621, but it didn’t become a national holiday for another 202 years!

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