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Fixing sentence problems

Run on sentences and comma splices

  • A run-on sentence occurs when you join two or more independent clauses without using any punctuation or a conjunction.
  • A comma splice occurs when you join two or more independent clauses but use a comma instead of a semi-colon or a coordinating conjunction.

Instead:

  • Join the sentences with a semi-colon(;) or full stop, or
  • Use a co-ordinating conjunction (and, so) after a comma.

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