"I believe this is a run on sentence"

abc   Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:10 am GMT
what does that mean?
american nic   Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:25 am GMT
A run-on sentence is a sentence which 'runs on' and on and doesn't stop, like this one, which may have things such as commas and semi-colons to break it up a bit, but not really, and it has no periods, which are of course used to end a complete sentence, so a much more simple definition of a run-on sentence would be a sentence made up of many smaller sentences, which could all be completely separate ideas, but that aren't broken up by periods.
abc   Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:58 pm GMT
thnx nic. Could you please provide some examples?
Stan   Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:04 pm GMT
A run-on sentence is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses are joined without punctuation or conjunctions. It is considered a grammatical error.

You'll find the article on wikipedia encyclopedia.


They've got good examples too.
abc   Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:52 am GMT
"I was hoping we would become enemies"