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

 
  What is the specific error in the following run-on sentences?

 
 
1. David wants a promotion, he works hard.
  Improper punctuation
  No linking word
  Improper punctuation AND no linking word
     
2. The cost of a university education is high many students need to work part time to afford it.
  Improper punctuation
  No linking word
  Improper punctuation AND no linking word
     
3. We arrived late for the movie, we decided to go to a restaurant instead.
  Improper punctuation
  No linking word
  Improper punctuation AND no linking word
     
4. Is this sentence correct, or is it a run-on?
When the time comes, we will make a decision.
  Correct
  Run-on
     
5. Is this sentence correct, or is it a run-on?
Watching English television is a good way to learn English, talking with English-speaking people is better.
  Correct
  Run-on
     
6. Is this sentence correct, or is it a run-on?
Karen bought two pairs of shoes she couldn't decide which pair she liked the best.
  Correct
  Run-on
     
7. Is this sentence correct, or is it a run-on?
It is important to save your money if you want to buy a house.
  Correct
  Run-on
     
Choose the best correction for the following run-ons.
     
8. The tourists spent the day shopping they wanted to find souvenirs to bring home.
  The tourists spent the day shopping because they wanted to find souvenirs to bring home.
  Since the tourists spent the day shopping, they wanted to find souvenirs to bring home.
     
9. Tired and hungry, the tourists looked for a restaurant they could rest.
  The tourists were tired and hungry and looking for a restaurant.
  Tired and hungry, the tourists looked for a restaurant where they could rest.
     
10. I don't know the library is.
  I don't know, the library is where?
  I don't know where the library is.