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Three Must-Know Ways to Fix Run-On Sentences in Yo
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Alana Sage
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Dec 01, 2021
6:08 AM

It is true that some students take essay writing as a complex and daunting task. However, the reality is not what you are thinking. Essay writing is an easy process that you can easily follow to write masterful essays.


 


In some cases, students could be witnessed asking their friends or mates to write my essay for me because they (students) think that free essay writer cannot compose essays that can stand out.


 


However, doing so could be considered good and recommended in certain cases. For example, you can ask someone (your friend or a professional writer) to write my essay if you do not have enough time for it. You can proceed with such an option if you face difficulty conducting deep research or cannot develop a strong thesis statement.


 


Apart from this, students take essay writing as a critical and challenging task because they cannot write sentences that clearly convey the message. As a result, they fail to write a masterpiece, which is the ultimate aim of every student. However, do not feel worried, the following are key tricks/ways that can help you fix run-on sentences in your essays.


You can use these tricks during the writing process as well as after completing the essay.



Ways to Fix Run-On Sentences in Your Essays


 



  1. Using commas and coordinating conjunctions


One of the best ways to fix a run-on sentence where two (2) independent clauses are joined is by making use of a comma. Specifically, make sure to place a comma before your coordinating conjunction whenever you aim to join two (2) independent clauses with an appropriate coordinating conjunction.


To get a better idea, give a look at the following example;


 



  • Run-on sentence: My teacher reviewed my analytical essay and said that it is good.

  • Correction: My teacher reviewed my analytical essay, and he said that it is good.


 


Making use of semicolons


Keep in mind; a colon or even a dash can help a lot to fix a particular kind of run-on sentence. However, this cannot be witnessed in all cases. It means that you need to learn “how to fix run-on sentences using semicolons”. Because a semicolon can be used with a transitional expression as well as alone. However; always remember that you will need to put a comma after the transitional expression. This would not create a comma splice; as transitional expressions are not independent clauses. As a result, you would easily fix the sentence and would make it clearer and accurate.


To get a clearer idea of how to use a semicolon to fix a run-on sentence, see the following example.



  • Run-on sentence: My sister’s doggy cried furiously I recognized she was hungry.

  • Correction: My sister’s doggy cried furiously; I recognized she was hungry.


Correction (using a semicolon and transitional expression): My sister’s doggy cried furiously; thus, I knew he wanted something to eat.


 


Restructuring a sentence through subordinating a clause


A good trick to fix a run-on sentence is subordinating one of the clauses in case you find an independent clause that looks less significant than others. However, note that no subordinated clause could be found, independent. And that is why it could not stand on its own (as a complete sentence).


In short, always take care of these issues whenever you are writing an essay or paper. In case, if you cannot then proceed to hire a professional essay writer because making such critical mistakes while writing an essay or paper can never lead your efforts to stand out. 



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