Run-on sentence

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A run-on sentence is two or more sentences put together into one sentence without anything to join them together It is not just any sentence that runs on and on run-on sentences can be short and not all long sentences are run-on sentences here is a run-on sentence I looked over the hill, and I saw the bear I ran as fast as I could it is a run-on sentence because I looked over the hill and I saw the bear. is a complete sentence and I ran as fast as I could is another complete sentence english teachers say run-on sentences are wrong there are three ways to correct a run-on sentence:

  • Make it separate sentences. "I looked over the hill. I saw the bear. I ran as fast as I could."
  • Use a conjunction. "I looked over the hill, and I saw the bear, so I ran as fast as I could."
  • Use a semicolon. "I looked over the hill, and I saw the bear; I ran as fast as I could."