Tag: run-on sentences

  • What Is a Comma Splice and Why Should You Care?

    What Is a Comma Splice and Why Should You Care?

    Before I embarked on the glamorous, jewel-encrusted life of a freelancer, I taught college English for close to a decade. Over the course of those nine luxurious, champagne-soaked years of commuting from one side of Chicago to the other on my yacht and getting paid in rubies and Kanye West concert tickets, I graded a…

  • The Rundown on Run-On Sentences

    The Rundown on Run-On Sentences

    Conjunctions and punctuation marks are probably two of the most underappreciated elements of a sentence. In my own writing, I always (well, usually) notice when I’ve left a key idea or word out of a sentence. However, I sometimes overlook the words and punctuation that hold each sentence together, and I doubt that I’m the…

  • What Is a Vocative Comma?

    What Is a Vocative Comma?

    In addition to greeting a lot of people throughout my day – if I venture outside, being a freelance writer who works from home – I spend a lot of time refereeing disagreements between my young kids. Thus, it’s often important to identify which child I am addressing. Any time you address someone, be it in the written or spoken…