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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Sentence Errors — Run-on Sentences: Part 1

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of run-on errors.

Example

Which sentence is a run-on error?
It is cold outside I am going to stay indoors.
It is cold outside, so I am going to stay indoors.

The run-on sentence is "It is cold outside I am going to stay indoors."


1.

Which sentence is a run-on error?

 

Today is Saturday it's snowing.

 

Today is Saturday, and it's snowing.

     
2.

Which sentence is a run-on error?

 

The student studied all day; he wanted to do well on the test.

 

The student studied all day he wanted to do well on the test.

     
3.

Which sentence is a run-on error?

 

The cost of a mortgage is less than rent people buy a new home.

 

The cost of a mortgage is less than rent, so people buy a new home.

     
4.

Which sentence is a run-on error?

 

I ate some salad, I drank a glass of iced tea for lunch.

 

I ate a salad and drank a glass of iced tea for lunch.

     
5.

Which sentence is a run-on error?

 

I got up this morning and I put on my clothes, and then I went outside and I played hockey with my friends.

 

This morning, I got up, put on my clothes, went outside, and played hockey with my friends.

     
6.

Which sentence is a run-on error?

 

I won some money in the lottery, therefore I can buy an expensive new car.

 

I won some money in the lottery; therefore, I can buy an expensive new car.

     
7.

Which sentence is a run-on error?

 

I inherited a lot of money I'm not going to quit my job.

 

I inherited a lot of money, but I'm not going to quit my job.

     
8.

Which sentence is a run-on error?

 

I inherited a lot of money I'm going to quit my job.

 

I inherited a lot of money, so I'm going to quit my job.

     
9.

Which sentence is a run-on error?

 

Many young people like to travel abroad experience foreign cultures and lifestyles.

 

Many young people like to travel abroad and experience foreign cultures and lifestyles.

     
10.

Which sentence is a run-on error?

 

Don't worry; and be happy.

 

Don't worry; be happy.