How to Identify a Run-on Sentence


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What is a run-on sentence?

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1. Which of these choices is a run-on sentence?


Read the run-on sentence and the correction. Which method was used to fix this sentence?

Run-on: Jake has a pet turtle the turtle's name is Franklin.

Correction: Jake has a pet turtle named Franklin.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of run-on sentences. You will be expected to understand an example of a run-on sentence and find out how a run-on is fixed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test your knowledge about the following:

  • Example of a run-on sentence
  • Definition of a run-on sentence
  • Compound sentence example
  • Examples of a method that fixes a run-on sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding compound sentences
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as a run-on sentence
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on run-on sentences

Additional Learning

To learn more about run-on sentences, review the accompanying lesson called, How to Identify a Run-on Sentence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recall what an independent clause is and how it relates to run-on sentences
  • Identify the multiple techniques that are used to fix run-on sentences
  • Discover how to use coordinating conjunctions
  • Discuss what a subordinate clause is