Writing Sentences Correcting RunOn Sentences and Sentence Fragments

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Writing Sentences Correcting Run-On Sentences and Sentence Fragments Time 4 Writing provides these teaching

Writing Sentences Correcting Run-On Sentences and Sentence Fragments Time 4 Writing provides these teaching materials to teachers and parents at no cost. More presentations, handouts, interactive online exercises, and video lessons are freely available at Time 4 Writing. com. Consider linking to these resources from your school, teacher, or homeschool educational site. The rules: These materials must maintain the visibility of the Time 4 Writing trademark and copyright information. They can be copied and used for educational purposes. They are not for resale. Want to give us feedback? We'd like to hear your views: [email protected] 4 writing. com. © 2016 Time 4 Writing. com. All Rights Reserved. www. time 4 writing. com/free-writing-resources

Two common problems when writing are: 1. using sentences that go on too long

Two common problems when writing are: 1. using sentences that go on too long (run-on sentences) 2. using sentences that aren’t complete (sentence fragments) Each of these issues is caused by not understanding what makes up a complete sentence. Do you know? © 2016 Time 4 Writing. com. All Rights Reserved. www. time 4 writing. com/free-writing-resources

Complete Sentence A complete sentence isn’t just a sentence with a capital letter at

Complete Sentence A complete sentence isn’t just a sentence with a capital letter at the beginning and punctuation at the end. It also has 3 important components. © 2016 Time 4 Writing. com. All Rights Reserved. It’s a complete sentence if it: 1. has a subject. 2. has a predicate. 3. expresses a complete thought. www. time 4 writing. com/free-writing-resources

Run-On Sentences A run-on sentence occurs when two or more independent clauses (sentences that

Run-On Sentences A run-on sentence occurs when two or more independent clauses (sentences that could stand on their own) are not properly joined. © 2016 Time 4 Writing. com. All Rights Reserved. Run-on sentence example: Go to the store, get some ice cream. (Two independent clauses are separated only by a comma. ) www. time 4 writing. com/free-writing-resources

Three ways to turnrun-ons into complete sentences: 1. Add a comma and a conjunction

Three ways to turnrun-ons into complete sentences: 1. Add a comma and a conjunction (such as and, or but ). Go to the store, and get some ice cream. 2. Add a semicolon. Go to the store; get some ice cream. 3. Split the sentence into two separate sentences. Go to the store. Get some ice cream. © 2016 Time 4 Writing. com. All Rights Reserved. www. time 4 writing. com/free-writing-resources

Sentence Fragments A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence that is missing a noun

Sentence Fragments A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence that is missing a noun (subject) or main verb (preposition) © 2016 Time 4 Writing. com. All Rights Reserved. Sentence fragment example: There are many things I want for my birthday. Such as a game, a toy, and money. (The second sentence is missing a subject and is, therefore, incomplete. ) www. time 4 writing. com/free-writing-resources

Ways to Repair. Sentence Fragments Sometimes a fragment has been separated from the main

Ways to Repair. Sentence Fragments Sometimes a fragment has been separated from the main clause and can be repaired by simply removing the period. Incorrect: I hate driving in the rain. Especially on foggy days. Correct: I hate driving in the rain, especially on foggy days. Sometimes the order of the words in a sentence can be rearranged to make thought complete. Incorrect: For winning the race got her a prize. Correct: She got a prize for winning the race. © 2016 Time 4 Writing. com. All Rights Reserved. Of course, you can simply add in the missing subject or verb to fix a fragment sometimes, too! www. time 4 writing. com/free-writing-resources

The End Sign up for one of these eight-week courses, which can help students

The End Sign up for one of these eight-week courses, which can help students improve their. SENTENCE WRITING: ● Elementary Sentence Writing ● Middle School Writing Mechanics ● Middle School Writing Enhancement ● High School Writing Mechanics © 2016 Time 4 Writing. com. All Rights Reserved. More free SENTENCE WRITING resources: • Simple, Complex, and Compound Sentences • Common Sentence Errors • Types of Sentences • Improving Sentence Structure www. time 4 writing. com/free-writing-resources