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Run-Ons and Comma Splices

Both run-ons and comma splices occur when a writer makes errors in joining independent clauses. Students must be able to identify independent clauses as clauses that could be complete sentences if they stood on their own.

Can you spot the independent clauses in the examples below?

Run-on The world is a wonderful place I find new inspiration all around me.
Comma splice The world is a wonderful place, I find new inspiration all around me.

How do you fix run-ons and comma splices? Click on the following link to see Four Ways To Fix Run-Ons and Comma Splices.