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Offline Beloved Servant

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RUN-ON
« on: July 14, 2009, 05:28:00 AM »
Run-On Sentences

A run-on sentence consists of two or more main clauses that are run together without proper punctuation.
Sometimes even sentences which are technically correct are easier to read if they are made into shorter sentences.
We often speak in run-on sentences, but we make pauses and change our tone so people can understand us.
But when we write, no one can hear us, so sometimes we must break our sentences into shorter units so that they do not sound run-on.

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Re: RUN-ON
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 06:48:12 AM »
True, I have read long posts that run together,its hard to really get through them.
 I usually don't finish reading them.
This is short so should be easy to read.
I am not saying my punctuation is correct though. :dontknow:

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Re: RUN-ON
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 06:57:56 AM »
I don't think I do the run-on sentence, thing...

but I RAMBLE.

and for some reason or another, I put little dots "..." after every like, 3rd sentence.
lol.

I type like I talk...
ACK! SEE! There, I just did it!!!!
I can't help it.   :dontknow:

"I knelt to drink,
And knew that I was on the brink
Of endless joy. And everywhere
I turned I saw a wonder there."

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Offline Beloved Servant

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Re: RUN-ON
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 07:09:54 AM »
Ahh...
       The use of...
                         Ellipsis...
                                      A controversial dot...
                                                                    Some say never use in the middle of a sentence...
                                                                                                                                              I agree...
                                                                                                                                                            The em dash is better for that.






Offline sparrow

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Re: RUN-ON
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 07:17:35 AM »
sorry...

I yam what I yam.

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"I knelt to drink,
And knew that I was on the brink
Of endless joy. And everywhere
I turned I saw a wonder there."

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

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Re: RUN-ON
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 08:26:50 AM »
I try not to do run-on sentences, but then again, I don't so much stress being grammatically correct within forums. I will admit though, it is much easier to read sentences that aren't run-on.

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Re: RUN-ON
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 10:02:10 AM »
My sentences are run-on
Because they're being chased
By nouns and verbs and adjectives
That do not know their place.

There's only one solution--
(A comma's not enough,
Or even semicolon);
It's silence and that's tough!


« Last Edit: July 14, 2009, 10:24:06 AM by Molly »

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Re: RUN-ON
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009, 09:18:37 PM »
 :cloud9: Good one, Molly......Blessings.....
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Offline Redlettervoice

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Re: RUN-ON
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 05:53:01 AM »

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The "..." is easier to type than a "---".

I have to "pull" the "black" keyboard OUT and HUNT for the things
on the "top" row...never could type that row w/o looking! 

And I am a typist!

Sorry!

But I am a "used to be' typist!

Do yall realize how lonely we would be for one another if we didn't
have this communication. I would especially, because I mostly
stay "in" .........so thank you for your dot dot dots and
drawings.  ha


Offline Raggedy Anne

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Re: RUN-ON
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009, 08:19:54 AM »
Sometimes I write 'run-on' poems.  This happens when there seems no place to stop or to punctuate. 
I've noticed that on many occasions with poems of mine.  What to do?  I have not a clue.
Ours is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open hearts.
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

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Re: RUN-ON
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2009, 09:23:37 AM »
That kind of writing doesn't bother me when I read, if the message being delivered
is clear to me then weather it is  a run on or not I pay little attention to that. However I realize we all have our individual unique attractions and repulsions, likes and dislikes and so what may be troubling to one reader when reading someones writing may not bother another reader in the least.  I am not bothered too much by a writers lack of writing ability as long as the message is clear enough to get through, it is the meat of what is being delivered that I notice above anything else about the writers ability.

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