Identifying and Correcting run-on sentences Directions: Fix each run-on sentence by using one of the four methods learned yesterday. If a sentence is not a run-on, please write correct as is. You must rewrite the entire sentence or passage correctly for full credit. Example: My favorite Mediterranean spread is hummus it is very garlicky. By adding a semicolon I can fix this sentence. The method I am using is method 2. My favorite Mediterranean spread is hummus ; it is very garlicky. ________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. She wanted to know her final grade she was the first one waiting for the grades to be posted. 2. He wanted to meet the group at the restaurant he called to find out what time to arrive. 3. She didn't want to go, but she had no choice. 4. She sang as loudly as she could everybody heard her. 5. He had written down his assignment he couldn't remember where he put that piece of paper. 6. They were in a desperate situation they didn't know what to do. 7. Everyone had come home that night tired and with various aches and pain. They gathered in one cabin for dinner it was crowded and noisy. Josefina warmed a pot of beans and Hortensia made fresh tortillas. Juan and Alfonso talked about the fields while Miguel and Isabel played with the babies making them squeal with laughter. (Excerpt from Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan) 8. I was known as a careless kid, but for that night, I was the smart kid, and I liked the change. (Taken from If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth) 9. It was another hour before classes got out. Music class would be starting in twenty minutes. I leaned against a tree, I missed being in school. I liked my life as the smart kid, I had been a lonely kind of smart kid for a while. But this last year even the loneliness from those bad situations had passed.(Taken from If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth) 10. There was no possible scenario in which I could run fast enough to catch the driver’s attention, so I went to my locker to get my things and start the long walk home. (Taken from If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth) 11. Behind his silver-framed glasses, the class representatives eyes me Shuya’s. His hair that was always so neatly parted at a 7:3 ratio was now a complete mess. The lenses of his glasses looked smudged his eyes behind them were bloodshot and wide open the way Tatsumichi’s eyes were. His face was incredibly pale, as it was inside the classroom, once again resembling a Warhol print. It didn’t look human anymore. (Excerpt from Battle Royale by Koushun Takami) 12. Create your own run-on sentence and then correct it using each of the 4 methods.