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For anyone who hasn’t been following my posts, during the last few weeks I have listed out the 5 most common grammatical errors. My goal for these posts was simple – identify some of the most common grammatical errors to help improve writing. I always find that when you know which errors to look for, it's easier to act as your own editor.
Now we are down to the #1 error – run-on sentences. According to YourDictionary.com, a run-on sentence is a common mistake of writers, and occurs when you put two ideas together with no punctuation between them or only a comma.
Fixing a run-on sentence or a comma splice can be accomplished in one of five different ways:
As an incorrect example:
And 5 correct examples:
There you have it, the 5 most common grammatical errors. If you are interested in my other posts, feel free to check them out.
The above article was written using information from the article 5 Most Common Grammatical Errors via YourDictionary.com.
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