Run-on sentences and those that just run on, and on, and on

Grammar girl has a highly readable explanation of what a run-on sentence is and how to fix one depending on the writing style you want to achieve: - also available as a podcast.

Here is a fun example of a really long sentence, though not a run-on since it is all connected phrases:

Have you heard how Cuthbert Hatch
To find a gas leak struck a match
And thereby hastened his dispatch
To realms unknown to you and me
Who have not yet been foolishly
Inclined to leave posterity
To puzzle for itself just why

Online Grammar Exercises - roughly following Strunk & White

well written grammar exercises and explanations

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