[Ffmpeg-cvslog] CVS: ffmpeg/doc ffserver-doc.texi,1.5,1.6

Rich Felker dalias
Fri Jun 10 03:28:55 CEST 2005

On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 06:10:21PM -0600, Mike Melanson wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >>This still isn't right - there's still a run-on sentence, with two
> >
> >
> >Please remind me what a run-on sentence was, I always forget.
> 	Ha ha! That's funny! ... or ... did you not mean for that sentence 
> 	to be a run-on sentence? Google for "run-on sentences" and you will find a 
> variety of texts. When one sentence can safely be separated into 2 or 
> more sentences, that is a run-on sentence.

No it's not; this sentence is not a run-on.
The ability to separate a sentence is not what makes it run-on.
Rather, it's the presence of more than one independent clause without
a proper grammatical connective that makes a sentence run-on. Such
connectives would include conjunctions (and, or, but, ...) and
punctuation (most notably the semicolon, but sometimes a dash works

Also, while the above example which you quoted is rather ironic, it
seems to be a common internet way of writing a colloquial way of
speaking. A dash would make a lot more sense there, but I guess people
think it looks too sophisticated and negates the colloquial quality of
the sentence. :)



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