run-on sentence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n run-on sentence an ungrammatical sentence in which two or more independent clauses are conjoined without a conjunction
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Usage

In literature:

The sentence runs: 'Leonora walked on, her head a little higher than usual.
"Hetty Gray" by Rosa Mulholland
As his former sentence had as much to run, this was considered as a triumph on the part of the prisoner.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous
On the other hand, sentences should contain the whole of one thought; none of it should run over into another sentence.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
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In news:

Man sentenced in Green Co. A Green County judge has withheld a sentence on a Monroe man who pleaded no contest to running an illegal bookmaking operation between 2005 and 2007.
A Green County judge has withheld a sentence on a Monroe man who pleaded no contest to running an illegal bookmaking operation between 2005 and 2007.
On Thursday, Judge Marc F Lovecchio sentenced Robert Thomas Moore Jr, 49, of 2045 Pine Run Road, for killing five deer out of season .
'The Words': A Cinematic Run-On Sentence .
Run-on sentence : Mandatory life upheld for CSC I with minor conviction.
Run On Sentence's album 'You, the Darkness, and Me' has earthy elements of New Orleans jazz and southern spirituals.
After Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or death sentence, against him in 1989, author Salman Rushdie was forced into a life on the run.
Former Maryville financial adviser Brian Keith Miller was sentenced on Monday to six years and eight months in federal prison for running a Ponzi scheme .
Amy Senser , right, arrives Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Hennepin County Courthouse for her sentencing on two felony counts stemming from a fatal hit-and-run crash last summer.
An accessory in a Huron murder case was sentenced to state prison Friday in Fresno County Superior Court, while the man alleged to have fired in the drive-by shooting remains on the run.
Gustavo Santaolalla's "That's It" evokes the Beat movement: it has uncontainable energy, percussive piano and the feel of Jack Kerouac's signature run-on sentences.
An Alabama businessman convicted of attempting to cover up his son's molestation of children at a family-run orphanage in Honduras was sentenced on Friday to two months in jail.
'The Words': A Cinematic Run-On Sentence.
The man who hit and seriously injured Greg Phelps on a training run in Pewaukee last November has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
A Clemson University graduate student has been sentenced to prison in a 2010 hit and run crash that killed a 49-year-old man on a mo-ped.
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