fused sentence


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fused sentence

n.
A sentence in which two or more independent clauses are not properly joined by a semicolon or conjunction. Also called run-on sentence.
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Improper use of a comma to join two independent clauses." Wearing a slightly different sweater it's a run-on or fused sentence, and it remains the bane of student composition...
The stigmatizing items such as fused sentences and comma splices decreased while the desirable techniques such as participial phrases and appositives increased dramatically.
The student's use of fused sentences dropped by nearly 100%, while their use of the participle increased by 240%.
While my consultants never asked about fundamentals (like comma splices and fused sentences), they were, however, having trouble choosing the proper pronoun case, recognizing dangling modifiers, and using the right number of the verb after neither/nor and either/or.