Obit writers chronicle the lives of the world’s movers and shakers, of course — the presidents, kings and queens, and captains of industry. These obits are required reading, but they rarely produce those exquisite frissons of pleasure that come from reading (or writing) about something wondrous and strange. And so it is the frisson-makers — history’s backstage players — whom we writers love best of all. Those unsung heroes and heroines are rarely household names. Yet in ways large and small, they have changed history: They are people who, for good or ill, have put a wrinkle in the social fabric.
“She changed 50,000 commas into semicolons.”
The theses are almost always fascinating, it is a privelege to be able to read them and to provide my reactions to the students.
Run-On Sentences: A run-on sentence occurs when two or more independent clauses (also known as complete sentences) are connected improperly ... One common type of run-on sentence is a comma splice. A comma splice occurs when two independent clauses are joined with just a comma.