Flashcard 1 Writing and Language Flashcard Set for the PSAT/NMSQT® exam



The correct answer is:

A run-on sentence occurs when two or more independent clauses are joined without enough punctuation.


Examples of run-on sentences: “The dog ate the food and the dog drank the water.” and “The dog ate the food, the dog drank the water.” In both sentences, the clauses can stand alone so a comma should be used as well as a conjunction.