Sentence Structure problem
I dont know if the sentence below is a Comma Splice, Run-on, Dangling Modifier or a Misplaced Modifier?How to correct it?
Lines for Star Wars tickets ran around the block some people had even set up tents.
The most obvious problem is that your sample is a run-on sentence. The text should be divided between "block" and "some"
"... around the block. Some people ..."
" ... around the block; some people ..."
" ... around the block, and some people ..."
Also, was there one line or multiple lines? It is more common to say "The line for ..." rather than "Lines for ..." And, although not wrong, various authorities consider "some people" to be wordy. You could use either "some" or "people" and convey the same meaning.
|link||answered Mar 27 '12 at 02:46 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow|
Like others are saying, the biggest problem is a run-on sentence. If you want to keep it as one, you might say:
Since the line for Star Wars tickets ran around the block, some had to set up tents.
Or shorter and no punctuation:
The line for Star Wars tickets was so long that some had to set up tents.
|link||answered Mar 27 '12 at 19:52 Courtney Contributor|
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