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Comma Splices

For Students 7th - 12th
Ah, the comma splice; somehow it works its way into middle and high schoolers' writing quite often. To start, this worksheet defines comma splice and focuses on the four ways to correct them. For practice, pupils correct the comma...
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Commas and Colons and Semicolons? OH MY!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take a close look at both the definitions and uses of commas, colons, and semicolons. Commas set off clear parts of sentences, colons come before an explanation, and semicolons join two complete thoughts. Review these types of...
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University of North Carolina

Commas

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Every time you pause while reading, you should insert a comma, right? Not necessarily. Using a comma to indicate a pause is just one of the myths addressed in a handout related to the pesky punctuation mark. After reviewing common...
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Semicolon vs. Colon...And What is a Comma Splice?

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Designed originally for higher education, this PowerPoint could also be used to introduce your high schoolers to the semicolon, colon, and comma splice. The texts do not contain pictures or graphics; instead, they present information in...
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The Compound Sentence: Correcting Run-ons and Comma Splices

For Students 9th - 10th
Do some of your writers need an extra lesson on correcting run-ons and comma splices? This worksheet clearly defines the terms, provides models of run-on sentences, comma splice errors, and how to correct them. The second page of the...
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Avoiding Run-on Sentences

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Viewers are entertained as well as educated by the illustrations in this colorfully animated PowerPoint focused on run-on sentences.
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Conquering the Comma

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Thoroughly review where to put commas: after an introductory clause, before a coordinating conjunction, around nonessential phrases, etc. Furthermore, avoid comma splices by adding a conjunction or semicolon or by starting a new sentence...
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Run-On Sentences

For Teachers 8th - 10th
What exactly are run-on sentences and comma splices? Polish the writing skills of your middle and high schoolers with this brief presentation. First, each term is defined and an example is given. Then, different ways to revise run-on...
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Fused Sentences (Also called Run-on Sentences)

For Students 6th - 8th
After reading a detailed explanation of fused sentences and studying the provided examples, learners reconstruct nine sentences to eliminate comma splices and fused, or run-on, sentences. This could be used as homework or a group exercise.
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Comma Splices, Fragments, and Run-Ons

For Students 7th - 12th
Differentiate between comma splices, fragments, and run-ons with this handout. Each punctuation error is coupled with distinct definitions and examples. Though this handout does not require learner participation, it is a useful guide for...
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San José State University

Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Beginning with a definition and a few corrected examples, this resource shows how comma splices can be identified and then eliminated. Four sentences are enumerated for writers to practice in order to avoid comma splices themselves.
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ESL Grammar - Comma Splice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students fix comma splices. In this ESL lesson, students recognize comma splices and find ways to fix them.  They complete a worksheet finding comma splices and correct sentences. 
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Revising Comma Splices, Fragments, and Run-on Sentences

For Students 8th - 11th
In this grammar worksheet, students correct any comma splices, fragments or run-on sentences found within twenty-five sentences. Students mark the correct sentences as correct.
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Revising Comma Splices, Fragments, and Run-on Sentences

For Students 7th - 8th
In this grammar worksheet, students correct comma splices, fragments and run-on mistakes in twenty-five sentences to help make each one grammatically correct.
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Rules for Avoiding Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Teachers 8th - 9th
In this grammar worksheet, students identify and fix comma splices and fused sentences in forty sentences. Students correct sentences, and also fix the punctuation within three paragraphs.
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Lesson on Run-on Sentences

For Teachers 7th
For this lesson on run-on sentences worksheet, 7th graders read the explanation and examples of sentence construction and punctuation, then rewrite 10 sentences correctly.
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Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Students 5th - 7th
In these sentence correction worksheets, students read the sentences and determine if they contain comma splices or fused sentences.
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Comma Splices and Fused Sentences - Exercise 5

For Students 5th - 8th
In this comma slice and fused sentences review worksheet, students practice their grammar skills as they respond to 20 multiple choice questions.
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Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Students 6th - 7th
In these comma splices and fused sentences worksheets, students read the sentences and the three underlined parts. Students then find and fix either the comma splice or fused sentence.
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Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Students 6th - 7th
In these comma splices and fused sentences worksheets, learners read the sentences and the three underline parts for each. Students then fix the comma splices or fused sentences for each example.
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Different Types of Sentences

For Students 7th - 9th
In this grammar activity, students mark a R for run-on, CS for a comma splice, F for fragment or C for correct for twenty sentences.
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Run-on Sentences, Comma Splices and Fragments

For Students 7th - 9th
In this grammar worksheet, students identify twenty sentences as run-on sentences, fragments, has a comma splice mistake or as correct. Students defend their choices.
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Types of Sentences

For Students 7th - 9th
In this grammar worksheet, students identify twenty sentences as correct as is, fragments, contains a comma splice or is a fused sentence.
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Avoiding Comma Splices

For Students 6th - 8th
In this punctuation worksheet, students complete a 10 question on-line interactive exercise about avoiding comma splices. Students read each sentence and then type in the corrections.