1) _______ My girlfriend and I rented a movie last night it was Star Wars: Rogue One. (2) _______We ordered a pizza and put on the show, within 15 minutes I was falling asleep.

Run-on Sentences Practice

Part I: Label each run-on in the following paragraph as either fused (F) or comma splice (CS). If the sentence is correct, write “correct” in the blank.

(1) _______ My girlfriend and I rented a movie last night it was Star Wars: Rogue One. (2) _______We ordered a pizza and put on the show, within 15 minutes I was falling asleep. (3) _______ I guess I stayed up too late the night before, there was a big test in my math class. (4) _______ Boy, was I embarrassed when I couldn’t stay awake! (5) _______ My girlfriend nudged me about five times, trying to wake me up I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. (6) _______ Finally, she gave up and let me sleep, just as the movie was ending, I woke up.

Part II: Correct all run-on sentences in the exercise below.

  1. This class is being taught by Dr. Smith, she is the best professor in the department.

  2. I am doing a report on Rudolfo Anaya there are five books about him in our library.

  3. We are leaving this morning and should arrive by mid-afternoon, it is a six-hour drive.

  4. Manny’s computer has a virus I hope he doesn’t send me any e-mail.

  5. My grandmother has the prettiest roses in her garden she said they are 80 years old.

  6. Olivia called the bank to check on her account, she had more money than she thought.

  7. My campus is organizing a drug awareness program, it will be an out-reach for elementary students.

  8. We are entering an art contest it is held at the fairgrounds. 9. Yvonne made my favorite dessert, it was a chocolate cream pie. 10. The geraniums on the counter are wilting, they need some water.

  9. The geraniums on the counter are wilting, they need some water.

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