American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Printing Matter that is appended or added without a formal break.
- n. A derived term, often formed by the addition of an affix, that is included undefined at the end of a dictionary entry.
- adj. Continuing on where a rhetorical pause would be more appropriate.
- n. A run-on sentence.
- n. Any thing that runs on, as a run-on entry in a dictionary.
- n. machining The period when a power saw or other tool continues to run after being powered off.
- adj. (verse) without a rhetorical pause between lines
“I would suggest the McGuffey readers, which have a section of elocution, at the beginning of each, with vocal exercises to correct slurring of words, run-on sentences, or poor pronunciation.”
“And yes, speaking of bad writing that second paragraph of mine is one helluva run-on sentence ...”
“The flat-out inability to paragraph and avoid run-on sentences makes them a pain-in-the-ass to read; his copious use of “Obambi” make them just stupid.”
“And, my apologies for the disjointed, run-on comment.”
“I'll read some of the shorter ones, but when he starts out with those faux-Faulkner seven hundred word run-on sentences, I click my way out as fast as I can.”
“| Comments (3) 3: 33 p.m. The cousin to the run-on question: the non-question lengthy comment.”
“On another note, perhaps Palin would be a fine selection, judging by the fact the she already writes in a way that nobody understands with numerous run-on sentences like a supreme court opinion.”
“– “Swirling madly in the courtyard proper patient and staff alike gathered their cries muted by distance and tempered glass” — I think this is a run-on sentence.”
“I think that this is a comma splice (run-on sentence).”
“– The sentence connected with the dialogue tag is a run-on sentence.”
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