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|A "run-on sentence" happens when two complete sentences are put together incorrectly with a comma. Two complete sentences must have a period in between or be joined with a conjunction.
RUN-ON: Ben is doctor of oncology, he treats patients who have cancer.
CORRECT: Ben is doctor of oncology. He treats patients who have cancer.
CORRECT: Ben is doctor of oncology, and he treats patients who have cancer.
Background information: An organization called "Serving People in Need" helped an Anaheim woman quit drugs and begin a new life. Read this story about Ms. Frank and her recovery from a drug-filled life, to a new, happier life. Pay attention to the sentence structure. Decide if the sentence is correct or a run-on, and click on the button to check yourself.
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