¿Qué es una oración corrida? (con ejemplos)

¿Qué es una oración corrida? (con ejemplos)

Una oración corrida es un error común causado por la combinación de dos oraciones sin la puntuación adecuada. La oración corrida más común es el “empalme de coma” (también conocido como “falla de coma”), que ocurre cuando dos oraciones están separadas inapropiadamente por una coma.

Easy Examples of Run-on Sentences

Todos estos son empalmes de coma.

  • Cannibals don’t eat clowns, they taste funny. ❌
  • Being dyslexic has drawbacks, I once went to a toga party dressed as a goat. ❌
  • There’s one good thing about egotists, they don’t talk about other people. ❌

Todo esto sería correcto si las comas fueran reemplazadas por puntos (puntos).

Real-Life Examples of Run-on Sentences

La única coma correcta en cinco ejemplos a continuación es la que está después de “sin embargo” en el último ejemplo. Todo lo demás se puede reemplazar con puntos (puntos).

  • Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men, the other 999 follow women. (Comedian Groucho Marx) ❌
  • Be kind to those that meet you as you rise, you may pass them again as you fall. ❌
  • When will I learn? The answers to life’s problems aren’t at the bottom of a bottle, they’re on TV. (Homer Simpson) ❌
  • You can collect as many signatures as you like, the reservoir is still going to be built. ❌
    (Sometimes, the first sentence feels so connected to the second that a full stop might seem wrong. You have to trust yourself to know what a sentence is and be disciplined with your full stops.)
  • Lee had all the best tackle, however, he failed to catch a single fish. ❌
    (The word “however” is a major cause of run-on sentences. When used like a bridge between two sentences, it should start a new sentence or be preceded by a semicolon — definitely not a comma. Don’t overdo the practice of using a semicolon before “however.” It gets annoying pretty quickly. If your “however” is bridging two sentences, stick a capital H on it.)

Why Should I Care about Run-on Sentences?

La oración corrida es, sin duda, el error gramatical más común que cometen los escritores con buenas habilidades de escritura.

Aquí hay dos consejos de escritura para ayudarlo a evitar oraciones continuas.

(Tip 1) Write one sentence at a time and be disciplined.

Una oración es un grupo de palabras gramaticalmente completas que expresan un pensamiento completo. Una oración debe contener un sujeto y un verbo (incluso si uno u otro está implícito).

A menudo, la idea que desea transmitir estará compuesta por más de una oración. Independientemente de cuán estrechamente vinculadas estén esas oraciones, debe elegir la puntuación adecuada entre ellas. Sabes lo que es una oración. ¡Ser disciplinado!

  • I love angel cake, it is my favourite. ❌
  • I love angel cake. It is my favourite. ✔️

Remember that a comma does not mean “I haven’t quite finished what I am saying yet.”

(Tip 2) Consider other punctuation to end your sentence.

 

A menudo, un error continuo se puede corregir con un punto, pero, sin volver a redactar, hay otras cuatro soluciones posibles, todas las cuales vale la pena tener en la caja de herramientas de su escritor.

(1) Use a semicolon:

(1) Use a semicolon:

  • Duty is what one expects from others; it is not what one does oneself. (Playwright Oscar Wilde)
    (Using a semicolon gives smoother transition between sentences than a full stop.)

(2) Use three dots:

  • It’s not true that I had nothing on…I had the radio on. (Actress Marilyn Monroe)
    (Using three dots (also called ellipsis) gives a pause for effect.)

(3) Use a colon (if appropriate, which it probably won’t be):

  • I have made an important discovery: alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effects of intoxication. (Playwright Oscar Wilde)
    (If sentence 2 is an expansion of something in sentence 1, you can use a colon. A colon is like an equals sign. Here, “important discovery” equals sentence 2.)

(4) Use a dash:

  • Please do not shoot the pianist — he is doing his best.
    (A dash looks a bit stark, but the dash is very versatile. It could replace the semicolon, the three dots or the colon in the three examples above.)

Mira estos dos ejemplos correctos. No hay una coma a la vista.

  • Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. (Comedian Groucho Marx) ✔️
  • I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. (Playwright Oscar Wilde) ✔️

Key Points

  • No escriba una oración, introduzca una coma y luego escriba otra oración. Sea disciplinado con sus períodos (puntos finales).
  • Si un punto se siente demasiado abrupto para el final de su oración, podría considerar un punto y coma, tres puntos, un guión o (si la estructura lo permite) dos puntos.

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