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Posted by on Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 7:39pm.

I need help with these last few questions. I don't know if they are correct,run-on or comma splice.
1. Mary Lou decided not to eat the alphabet soup the letters spelled out" botulism."

2.When English scientist James Smithson died in 1829, he willed his entire fortune to the United States to establsih a foundation for knowledge, that's how the Smithsonian Institution was started.

3. The word " jack-o-lantern" may have come from the legend of Irish Jack, a mean old man in life, he was condemned after death to wander the earth carrying a hollow turnip with a lump of burning coal inside.

4. people forget how large the blue whale is it has a heart as large as a Volkswagen Beetle and can hold an elephant on its tongue.

5. The famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Paris Exposition, has inspired many crazy stunts, for example, in 1891 Silvain Dornon climbed the 363 steps on stilts.

  • English - , Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 7:50pm

    1 and 4 are run on sentences. The other three have comma splices.

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/runons.htm

  • English - , Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 8:18pm

    2. When English scientist James Smithson died in 1829, he willed his entire fortune to the United States to establish a foundation for knowledge, so that how the Smithsonian Institution was started.

    3. The word " jack-o'- lantern" may have come from the legend of Irish Jack,a mean old man in life, and he was condemned after death to wander the earth carrying a hollow turnip with a lump of burning coal inside.

    5.The famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Paris Exposition, has inspired many crazy stunts. For example, in 1891 Silvain Dornon climed the 363 steps on stilts.

  • English - , Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 8:21pm

    Great!

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