8FOLD: Journey Into # 13: The Five Graph Trap!

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 25 00:10:50 PDT 2010

On Jul 25, 6:33 am, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 16:00:10 +0000 (UTC), Tom Russell wrote:
> > But I put a lot of time, thought, and care in my writing.  And so
> > being accused, even inadvertently, of carelessness-- which is
> > essentially what a run-on sentence is emblematic of, along with a base
> > ignorance of the workings of the written English language-- is
> > something I'm going to bristle at when I think the accusation is
> > unfounded.
> I've gotta agree here, and I wish more people knew these distinctions.  The
> rule Tom broke (if rule he did break) was one of style, not of grammar.
> Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, or syntax.

Yeah, a long sentence is not a run on or even grammatically wrong if
the clauses are connected with conjunctions or punctuation.  On the
other hand, this sentence is a run on it is a mistake I see a lot it
makes writing hard to read. :)


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