5 Ways To Fix A Comma Splice

8 Questions  I  By Professorheather on September 17, 2009
This is a simple review of five ways to fix a comma splice sentence.

  
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1.  Use a semicolon  My mother retired from the Navy last year, she is writing a book about her experiences.
2.  Coordinating Conjunction      Jennifer mowed the grass this morning, tonight she will water the flowers and bushes.
3.  Semicolon + conjunctive adverb   The small girl was lost in the shopping mall, she was crying and looking for her mother.
4.  Two Sentences      Mrs. Johnson inherited a large sum of money from his uncle, he can buy a new car now.
5.  Subordinating Conjunction      Manuel and Maria worked very hard on their project, they felt they deserved a high grade.  
6.  Can you now recognize a comma splice?
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7.  Can you now name at least two ways to fix a comma splice?
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8.  Given what you learned today, how can you apply it to your own writing?
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