Online Writing Lab

Identifying Run-ons and Comma Splices

In the paragraph below, click on the sentence that contains either a run-on or a comma splice.  

Question 1

Writers need to be aware of how improper grammar causes problems in writing, for grammar problems can detract from the main point. Because of this, it is important to avoid fragments since the reader may get stuck. Another good tip is to avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read. Comma splices, which are similar to run-ons, create problems as well.

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