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  1. Squiggly ran to the forest, and Aardvark chased the peeves. • Squiggly ran to the forest, Aardvark chased the peeves. (wrong) • Sara obviously named that one, she was a sucker for those old “Happy Days” reruns. (wrong) • Sara obviously named that one. She was a sucker for those old “Happy Days” reruns. • Sara obviously named that one; she was a sucker for those old “Happy Days” reruns. •  They were getting it, he had them. (wrong) • They were getting it. He had them. • They were getting it; he had them. • They were getting it, and he had them.

  2. Here are some other ways to fix a comma splice. • Make one of the main clauses a subordinating clause: • Squiggly ran, Aardvark hid. (wrong) • Because Squiggly ran, Aardvark hid. (right) • Make one of the main clauses a phrase: • Aardvarks are the most noble nocturnal animal, they free us from ants. (wrong) • Aardvarks--the most noble nocturnal animal--free us from ants. (right)

  3. Fix the comma splices in the following sentences. Use each of the following at least once: a semicolon, a coordinating conjunction, a period, and a subordinating conjunction. Mix ginger and lime with water, it makes a tasty and refreshing drink. 2. I wonder where Herbert went, he should have been back by now. 3. Cooper swam 15 laps, he won't be able to do that again tomorrow. 4. We went to the store, we wanted to buy some chips.