This exercise will give you practice in applying the guidelines on page one of Correcting a Run-on Sentence With a Period or Semicolon. To view the exercise without ads, click on the printer icon near the top of this page.
Use either a period or a semicolon to correct each of the run-on sentences below.
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- A jump rope is the ultimate aerobic exercise it provides a top-notch daily workout.
- My teacher never missed a day of school I think even the flu and the common cold were afraid of that lady.
- Experience is not what happens to you it is what you do with what happens to you.
- A low blood-sugar level signals hunger a higher one tells the brain that you don't need to eat.
- A lobotomy is a fairly simple operation however amateurs should not attempt it.
- Fifty years ago, parents were apt to have several children nowadays children are apt to have several parents.
- Humor is a rubber sword it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
- Black magic is meant to harm or destroy white magic is intended to benefit an individual or the community.
- Carefully open the can of soup empty the contents of the can into a saucepan and stir gently.
- It's not enough to hear opportunity knock you must let him in, make friends, and work together with him.
- Boy bands should be exploded from a great height they're just pretty people singing music written by others.
- Happiness is the key to success if you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- It is not the strongest of the species that survives nor the most intelligent that survives it is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
- Courage is doing what you're afraid to do there can be no courage unless you're scared.
- During a boat trip in 1862, Charles Dodgson began telling a story about an adventure in a world full of peculiar creatures the place was called Wonderland.
Answers are on page three.
For additional practice, see Correcting Run-on Sentences Through Coordination and Subordination.