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What is a Comma Splice?. Correct. “Annette” is the subject and “worked” is the verb in this sentence. Correct. “Everyone” is the subject and “knew” is the verb in this sentence. Here’s a comma splice:. Click to begin.

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Click on the subject of the second sentence

What is a Comma Splice?

Correct. “Annette” is the subject and “worked” is the verb in this sentence.

Correct. “Everyone” is the subject and “knew” is the verb in this sentence.

Here’s a comma splice:

Click to begin

Annette worked in the local bank for thirty years, everyone in town knew her.

This comma splice is actually two sentences run together with only a comma to separate them.

Click on the subject of the second sentence.

Click on the subject of the first sentence.

Correct. “Sally” is the subject and “had” is the verb in this sentence.

Correct. “One” is the subject and “was” is the verb in this sentence.

Here’s another example of a comma splice:

Sally had many plans after college, one of them was to open and manage a pet store.

This comma splice is actually two sentences run together with only a comma to separate them.

Click on the subject of the second sentence.

Click on the subject of the first sentence.

Click here to learn one way to fix comma splices.

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Click on the subject of the second sentence

Fixing Comma Splices: Connect them

using one of the seven “FANBOYS”

F

A

N

B

O

Y

S

Click here to learn the FANBOYS

for

and

nor

but

or

yet

so

Click on the spot where the first sentence ends and the second sentence begins in the comma splices below

,

and

The right whale is an endangered species only 400 remain in the Atlantic Ocean.

The right whale is an endangered species

,

only 400 remain in the Atlantic Ocean.

Correct. Using “and” with a comma connects these two sentences to give more information.

Good. Now look at the FANBOYS above and click on the one that best fits in the space.

for

,

,

Many animals live outside of human contact they need nothing from us to survive.

Many animals live outside of human contact

they need nothing from us to survive.

Good. Now look at the FANBOYS above and click on the one that best fits in the space.

Correct. Using “for” with a comma connects these two sentences to give a reason.

or

,

Mike needs to exercise three times a week

Mike needs to exercise three times a week he will not maintain his ideal weight.

he will not maintain his ideal weight.

,

Correct. Using “or” with a comma connects these two sentences to show options.

Good. Now look at the FANBOYS above and click on the one that best fits in the space.

yet

,

Theo thought hard for five minutes he could not come up with the right answer.

Theo thought hard for five minutes

he could not come up with the right answer.

,

Correct. Using “so” with a comma connects these two sentences to show a result.

Good. Now look at the FANBOYS above and click on the one that best fits in the space.

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Click on the subject of the second sentence

Fixing Comma Splices: Connect them

using one of the seven “FANBOYS”

F

A

N

B

O

Y

S

for

and

nor

but

or

yet

so

Click on the spot where the first sentence ends and the second sentence begins in the comma splices below

,

so

Natalie plans to stay only one night

Natalie plans to stay only one night she will not need to bring an extra outfit.

,

she will not need to bring an extra outfit.

Correct. Using “so” with a comma connects these two sentences to show a result.

Good. Now look at the FANBOYS above and click on the one that best fits in the space.

but

,

,

Watching an action movie at home is fun watching one at the theater is thrilling.

Watching an action movie at home is fun

watching one at the theater is thrilling.

Good. Now look at the FANBOYS above and click on the one that best fits in the space.

Correct. Using “but” with a comma connects these two sentences to show a contrast.

Note the reversal of “he” and “does”!

nor

,

Henry does not like his work schedule at Lowe’s

Henry does not like his work schedule at Lowe’s he does not make enough money.

does he make enough money.

,

Correct. Using “nor” with a comma connects these two sentences to add a “not” statement.

Good. Now look at the FANBOYS above and click on the one that best fits in the space.

yet

,

A nightingale has a beautiful singing voice my father cannot stand to hear one.

A nightingale has a beautiful singing voice

my father cannot stand to hear one.

,

Correct. Using “yet” with a comma connects these two sentences to show an unexpected contrast.

Good. Now look at the FANBOYS above and click on the one that best fits in the space.

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