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Run-On Sentences - 6th Grade Grammar


Run-On Sentences - Grade 6

A blog post that teaches 6th graders the definition and examples of run-on sentences, and how to correct them using different methods such as punctuation, conjunctions, and sentence splitting.


Ever felt like your sentences are running away from you, blending into a chaotic mess? That's the trouble with run-on sentences! These pesky grammatical errors can make even the most exciting stories hard to follow. Whether you're a 6th grader striving to improve your writing skills or a teacher looking for engaging ways to teach grammar, mastering the art of fixing run-on sentences is a game-changer. In this blog post, "Run-On Sentences - Grade 6," we'll explore what run-on sentences are, why they happen, and how to fix them using simple techniques. Ready to bring clarity and structure to your writing? Let's dive in and tackle those run-on sentences!

Run-On Sentences: What They Are and How to Fix Them in 6th Grade Grammar

What is a run-on sentence?

A run-on sentence contains two or more independent clauses without the proper conjunctions or punctuation.
  • Jojo is hungry she ate a whole box of pizza. 
  • My professor read my paper he said it was excellent.
  • Jojo went to the gym the machines there were new.
What is a comma splice?

A comma splice joins two independent clauses without using a conjunction. 
  • I heard a noise I called the police, they came quickly.
  • Jojo is hungry, she ate a whole box of pizza.
  • My cat meowed angrily, I knew she wanted food.

How to Fix Run-On Sentences?

Here are 4 Different Ways to Fix Run-On Sentences

1- Break the independent clauses into separate sentences.

I heard a noise. I called the police. They came quickly.

2- Create a compound subject or compound predicate.

I heard a noise and called the police. They came quickly.

3- Create a compound sentence using coordinating conjunctions.

I heard a noise. I called the police, and they came quickly.

4- Create a complex sentence using subordinating conjunctions.

When I heard a noise, I called the police, and they came quickly.


Improve Your Grammar Skills by Identifying and Correcting Run-On Sentences in 6th Grade

Run-On Sentences Airplane (Interactive Game)

Run-On Sentences (PDF Worksheet)

Run-On Sentences Quizizz Quiz


Mastering the skill of identifying and correcting run-on sentences can greatly enhance the clarity and readability of your writing. By learning how to use punctuation, conjunctions, and sentence splitting effectively, you can ensure that your ideas are communicated clearly and cohesively. Keep practicing with the examples and quizzes provided, and revisit this guide whenever you need a refresher. Remember, the key to mastering grammar lies in consistent practice and application. Happy writing, and may your sentences always be clear and well-structured!
Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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