It has faulty coordination.
A better sentence would be:
Harry Houdini, whose real name was Erich Weiss, left home at the age of 12.
Also, I'm not sure if the following sentences have run-on errors.
"Houdini was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1874 when he was 4 his family immigrated to the United States."
"Houdini made his name as an escape artist and magician at the turn of the century he also starred in several films."
Thanks for your previous answer!
Both have run-ons yes. Do you see where?
Yes, both sentences are runons.
"Houdini was born in Budapest Hungary in 1874, when he was 4 his family immigrated to the United States."
"Houdini made his name as an escape artist and magician at the turn of the century(,)he also starred in several films."
Both are still run-ons.
My daughter has some homework in which she has to identify independent clauses and subordinate clauses as well as indentifying whether the sentence is simple, complex, or compound. I can help her with the last part, but don't know how to help her with the subordinate clauses and independent clauses. The sentences are so dang long! For example, the first one is: "Central-Phenix City's lunchroom was full Wednesday to witness one of Ron Nelson's final duties as football coach for the Red Devils as nine players signed letter of intent to play college football." HELP!
Juliana's mom who is just a social studies teacher
Juliana, please click Post a New Question, and then ask your question. We'll be glad to check your daughter's ideas about the clauses.