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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!

Grammar, Mechanics, and Punctuation

There are many rules to follow in order to have correct grammar, mechanics, and punctuation, but our articles below clarify some of the most common and confusing concepts from these areas.

  • Apostrophes

    Rules for when and how to use apostophes.
  • Articles

    What are articles, and how do you decide which one to use?
  • Capitalization

    A list of rules for when to capitalize certain words.
  • Commas

    A simple list of when to use commas in your writing.
  • Complex Sentences

    What are complex sentences and when can they be especially effective?
  • Fragments

    Defining and correcting sentence fragments.
  • Homophones

    Not sure which sound-alike word to use? Check this list of common homophones.
  • Parts of Speech

    A comprehensive list of the different parts of speech in written English.
  • Prepositions

    The basics of prepositions and prepositional phrases.
  • Pronouns

    Guidance on how and when to use specific types of pronouns.
  • Verb Tenses

    A basic guide to putting verbs into the proper present, past, and future tenses.