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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Run-on Sentences

A run-on sentence is “two or more independent clauses that are written as a single sentence but are not connected with appropriate punctuation or conjunctions” (Vosters, 2015). The most common form of run-on sentence is the comma splice. In a comma splice, a comma is used to join two or more independent clauses when actually a period, a semicolon, or a comma plus a coordinating conjunction (i.e., and, but, or, so, for, nor, yet) should be used.


Run-on sentence and comma splice:

The study was not conducted in a laboratory, it was a field study.

How to correct it:

The study was not conducted in a laboratory. It was a field study. (period)

The study was not conducted in a laboratory; it was a field study. (semicolon)

The study was not conducted in a laboratory, for it was a field study. (comma + coordinating conjunction)



Keep most of your sentences short and to the point. When you use long sentences, make sure they are punctuated correctly and clearly say what you really mean.



Vosters, M. (2015). Run-On Sentences Are Problematic, They are the Bane of ESL Teachers’ Existence. Retrieved from