Introduction to Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments

What you’ll learn to do: critique passages, revising for run-on sentences and fragments

Effective sentence structure is vital to readability. Readers become confused when sentences are incomplete, choppy, or convoluted. Writers need to pay attention to how sentence construction affects both their message and their audience. This section will help you better understand how to recognize and avoid two common sentence construction errors: fragments and run-on sentences. When you construct clearer sentences, you are able to better connect with your intended audience.