Saturday, November 5, 2011

A long sentence for a long absence

For our at-work Halloween celebration, I dressed up as a run-on sentence. It was a total of 191 words long (which, if you're curious, equaled eight yards of ribbon), with many independent clauses.


mikelietz said...

Text or it didn't happen.

Amie said...

Fine, you doubting Mike:

Some would say that a sentence can be extended indefinitely it would be really difficult to do unless you used a lot of very precise punctuation like commas and semicolons and maybe the occasional em dash to separate your independent clauses and give the sentence the appropriate context and even if you succeeded at that I bet it would be really hard to read line after line of text your eyes would probably be begging for a period to put you out of your misery there would be no relief in sight as the sentence kept going on and on without end though a sentence can be very short and still be considered a run-on sentence because the definition of a run-on sentence isn’t a sentence that goes on and on it’s a sentence that is made up of two or more independent clauses that are joined without a conjunction some people consider the comma splice to be a type of run-on sentence there are some grammar purists who would tell you that a comma splice isn’t a run-on sentence at all it’s an entirely different kind of grammatical faux pas.

Lori said...

LOL! Amie, I've missed you. :)