Weblinks: Fragments and Runons

Explanation: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammar/runonsentences

Video Lessons:

note – many teachers say that FANBOYS join two independent clauses.  It’s true that the two items were independent before they were joined, but “and he went” is no longer independent.  If it has the conjunction on it, it can no longer stand alone!  “but he stayed home” is not a good sentence just like “because he stayed home” is not a sentence.  In these videos, they say that FANBOYS join two independent clauses.  I still say that, once they are joined, they are no longer two independent parts.  That’s just another way to explain it. You can think of it either way that helps you learn it.




  1. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/indep_clause_quiz.htm
  2. http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/multi/clauses.htm
  3. http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/grammar/identifying_subordinate_dependent_clauses/quiz3637.html
  4. https://www.quia.com/rr/744958.html


  1. Repairing Sentence Fragments (js)
  2. Fragments and Run-on Sentences (cgi)
  3. Practice: Sentence Fragments (cgi)
  4. Practice: Sentence Fragments II (cgi)
  5. Practice: Sentence Fragments III (cgi)
  6. Fragments & Types of Sentences (js)
  7. Avoiding Comma Splices (js)
  8. Avoiding Comma Splices II (js)
  9. Repairing Run-on Sentences (js)
  10. Practice: Run-on Sentences (cgi)
  11. Practice: Run-on Sentences II (cgi)
  12. Fused Sentence Practice 1 (runons)
    Fused Sentence Practice 2
    Fused Sentence Practice 3
    Fused Sentence Practice 4
    Fused Sentence Practice 5
  13. Fragment Practice 1
    Fragment Practice 2
    Fragment Practice 3
    Fragment Practice 4
    Fragment Practice 5
  14. Comma Splice Practice 1
    Comma Splice Practice 2
    Comma Splice Practice 3
    Comma Splice Practice 4
    Comma Splice Practice 5