Comma Splices

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Comma Splices

Skim your paper, stopping at every comma.

See whether you have an independent clause on both sides of the comma.

If so, change the sentence in one of the following ways:

* Reword the sentence to change one clause to a dependent clause.
* Add a coordinating conjunction after the comma.
* Replace the comma with a semicolon.
* Split the sentence into 2 separate sentences.

   

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