Writing clear, error-free sentences part ii


Two additional sentence errors are sentence fragments and run-on sentences. A fragment

is an incomplete sentence that lacks a subject or verb or is a clause that depends on

another clause to be complete. A run-on occurs when sentences are joined together without

correct connecting words or punctuation.

Read Chapter 20 “Fragments” pages 367-378 and Chapter 21 “Run-Ons” pages 380-390.

 In a document (DOC or DOCX), complete Review Test 3 on page 380 and Review Tests 1 and 2 on pages 391-392. These exercises will provide more practice in avoiding sentence fragments and run-on sentences.