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I'm doing a homework assignment - determining whether sentences are run-on, complete or usable. I'm stuck on this one.

The patient obtained records in order to save the nurse a phone call to her previous doctor and she made sure to ask right away for this to be done to save time.

Thanks for your help.

  • Grammar -

    Independent clause = The patient obtained records in order to save the nurse a phone call to her previous doctor

    conjunction = and

    Independent clause = she made sure to ask right away for this to be done to save time.

    It's not a run-on because of the conjunction "and." HOWEVER, it would be far better to revise all this into TWO sentences and to clarify "this" in the second clause.

  • Grammar -

    Even better would be to shorten it like this:

    To save time and a phone call, the patient obtained her records from her previous doctor.

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