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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Run-on Sentences: Part A

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

 
 
1. Which sentence is a run-on error?
  Today is Wednesday it's raining.
  Today is Wednesday, and it's raining.
     
2. Which sentence is a run-on error?
  The tourist shopped all day; he wanted to find souvenirs to bring home.
  The tourist shopped all day he wanted to find souvenirs to bring home.
     
3. Which sentence is a run-on error?
  The cost of a university education is high many students need to work part time to go to university.
  The cost of a university education is high, and many students need to work part time to go to university.
     
4. Which sentence is a run-on errror?
  I ate a sandwich, I drank a cup of tea for lunch.
  I ate a sandwich and drank a cup of tea for lunch.
     
5. Which sentence is a run-on error?
  I got up this morning and I ate my breakfast, and then I went outside and I caught the bus to school.
  This morning, I got up, ate my breakfast, went outside, and caught the bus to school.
     
6. Which sentence is correct?
  I got a raise in salary, therefore I can buy an expensive new bike.
  I got a raise in salary; therefore, I can buy an expensive new bike.
     
7. Which sentence is a run-on error?
  I won a lot of money I'm not going to quit my job.
  I won a lot of money, but I'm not going to quit my job.
     
8. 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.
     
9. Which sentence is correct?
  Mary had a sandwich for lunch then she went back to work.
  Mary had a sandwich for lunch. Then she went back to work.
     
10. Which sentence is a run-on correct?
  Don't worry; and be happy.
  Don't worry; be happy.