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comma splice comma fault fused sentence sentence fragment 6
Comma Splice, Comma Fault, Fused Sentence, Sentence Fragment # 6

Directions:

Click the left mouse button to move through the lesson.

There are 5 slides in this presentation.

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Comma Splice, Comma Fault, Fused Sentence, Sentence Fragment # 6
  • A comma splice is the incorrect joining of two independent clauses with a comma rather than a conjunction or semicolon.

Incorrect: The day was hot, it made me sluggish.

Correct: The day was hot; it made me sluggish.

HINT: A semicolon acts like a period; it separates independent ideas.

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A comma fault is the incorrect use of a comma.

Incorrect: The dog came barking to me, and,

I gave her a bone.

Correct: The dog came barking to me, and

I gave her a bone.

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A fused sentence (also called a run-on or run together sentence) is the incorrect joining of independent clauses with no conjunction or punctuation.

Example: The day was hot it made me sluggish.

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A sentence fragment is a piece of a sentence, such as a phrase or dependent sentence, incorrectly punctuated as if it were a complete sentence.

Example: On the second floor of the building.

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