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Run-On Sentences

Run-on sentences occur when writers try to combine more than one idea into a single sentence. They cause confusion because readers are not sure when one idea ends and the next one begins. Read our entry and test your knowledge with our quiz!


The American Psychological Association (APA) produces a style manual that lists rules for how writers in the social sciences should format their work. These rules standardize writing, provide credit to sources, and help readers locate source material.

Our condensed guide is not a replacement for the APA Publication Manual, which is a few hundred pages in length. But these articles will cover the basics of how to format your paper, as well as how to produce citations and references.

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