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Check For Run On Sentences

Proofreading Tips For Run On Sentences

Here are guidelines to help you check for check for run on sentences.

  • Print out a hard copy of the document.
  • Use a red or green pen (a pen that is a diffract color than the document) and mark the beginning and the end of each sentence.
  • Check each sentence individually to see how many independent clauses it contains.
  • Underline or highlight all the subjects in the sentence. This will make it easier for you to see, if you have to many subjects.
  • In sentences that contain 2 or more subjects or a subject you may want to split the sentence into two separate sentences.

Editing & Proofreading Tips

Editing & Proofreading Guideline - Spelling

Editing & Proofreading Guideline - Run on Sentences

Editing & Proofreading Guideline - Subject & Verb Agreement

Editing & Proofreading Guideline - Double Words - Missing Words

Editing & Proofreading Guideline - Apostrophes

Editing & Proofreading Guideline - Correct Pronoun Usage