Language Pet Peeve #3: Run-on sentences.

There are only two ways to join sentences together.

1) a comma and a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)

2) a semicolon.

Anything else is wrong!

Coordinating conjunction example: The crowds protested for the ouster of the president, but no one was sure it would really happen.

Semicolon Example: The vice president announced the resignation of the president; the people were elated.

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  1. Edwin Rivas says:

    I’m glad to see that this post was for yesterday, I will be honest, today was the first time that I looked for the post after the first time! Now that I found it, I hope you feel a little obligated to post as close to daily possible, since you know someone will be following up. I mean, someone who isn’t automated, of course. I will definitely be creating my own wordpress soon! :)))))))

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