To avoid run on sentences and comma splices it is possible to end up with sentence fragments in our writing. Fragments are incomplete sentences. Usually, fragments are pieces of sentences that have become disconnected from the main clause.
A main clause must contain a subject and a verb as well as express a complete thought. Every sentence must have at least one main clause, without this main clause the sentence would be a fragment.
One problem caused by trying to avoid sentence fragments can be run-on sentences. These are sentences that contain two independent or main clauses. Another problem caused by trying to avoid a run-on sentence can be a comma-splice. A comma-splice is two independent clauses connected by a comma. When we use a comma to connect two independent clauses it must be accompanied by a co-ordinating conjunction such as (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so).
Since I mentioned conjunctions I couldn’t help but look for this video. This should bring up fond memories for anyone around my age who used to watch Saturday morning cartoons.