Is the second sentence a run-on?

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The appeals process took almost a week, and seemed to be headed in Malcolm's favor. However, the dean revealed the original grade would not be changed no matter how much Malcolm cried and screamed.

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However, the dean revealed the original grade would not be changed no matter how much Malcolm cried and screamed.
asked Oct 31 '12 at 00:37 Pam James New member

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No, the second sentence is not a run-on.

 

However, the clause following "would remain" is a nondefining, dependent clause -- meaning it can be removed without changing the meaning of the main clause. As a nondefining clause, it should be set off with a comma (as Josh points out).

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Oct 31 '12 at 03:28 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow
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original grade would remain, no matter how

link comment answered Oct 31 '12 at 02:49 Josh Weaver New member

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