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I beg to differ

Kristin Thompson
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Apr 27 2013, 1:57am


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Your quotation from The Hobbit is not a run-on sentence. It is a single independent clause followed by four dependent clauses, all linked together properly with transitional words or phrases. It looks a bit odd to those of us used to American punctuation, which would not use the first two commas, but as British usage it's fine. (At least, I think it is, since I've never quite understood British punctuation rules, and some of Tolkien's punctuation, particularly his use of semi-colons, looks very odd to me.)

"I beg to differ, your quotation from The Hobbit is not a run-on sentence." is a run-on sentence.

Sorry, I'm just one of those grammar sticklers. Smile

Subject User Time
Magic flameofudun Send a private message to flameofudun Apr 21 2013, 2:44am
    actually... dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Apr 21 2013, 10:14am
        magic... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Apr 21 2013, 10:46am
            agreed dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Apr 25 2013, 10:22am
    The Music of the Ainur Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 21 2013, 5:00pm
        I beg to differ Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Apr 27 2013, 1:57am
            For the record... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 27 2013, 6:32pm
                My only argument would be sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Apr 27 2013, 9:01pm
                    Similarities to Norse magic Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Apr 28 2013, 8:59am
            Punctuation.... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Apr 27 2013, 8:33pm
                Long sentences Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson May 3 2013, 5:19pm
    The magic of Galadriel as a start Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Apr 21 2013, 5:08pm
    I've got a question sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Apr 28 2013, 10:54am

 
 
 

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