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Which sentence is an example of a comma splice? (remember a comma splice is an ERROR---it is not punctuated correctly)



A. Playing basketball is really fun and I hope to get more opportunities to play it.
B. Playing basketball is really fun, and I hope to get more opportunities to play it.
C. Playing basketball is really fun, I hope to get more opportunities to play it.

This question is part of Commas with coordinating conjunctions
Asked by Dsrt on Jan 05, 2017

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Jan 29, 2017

Number 2 is correct Lexwood...it is using a FANBOY to connect two independent clauses ..which is the traditional way FANBOY's are used.
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Lexwood

Lexwood

Answered on Jan 15, 2017

I was hoping there would be an option to mark both b and c as incorrect, since neither has the comma used correctly for the context. The 'Oxford comma' cannot justify sentenceb as correct.
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Jan 05, 2017

Playing basketball is really fun, I hope to get more opportunities to play it.

Remember a comma splice is when you have a comma joining two sentences together. This is an error because you need to have a fanboy as well. A comma alone is not strong enough to join two complete sentences together.
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