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Revising comma splices

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A tutorial on how to revise comma splices in your writing

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Revising comma splices

  1. 1. Comma Revising Splices
  2. 2. Comma Splices Joining two independent clauses with a comma, but without a conjunction
  3. 3. Independent Clauses • Subject • Verb • ‘A complete thought’ I sleep until nine.
  4. 4. Conjunctions I like ice skating and field hockey, but I hate ice hockey. Words that link other words, phrases or sentences together.
  5. 5. Recognising Comma Splices Spiders are not considered insects. They are arachnids.
  6. 6. Recognising Comma Splices Spiders are not considered insects. Spiders are not considered insects, they are arachnids. Comma Splice They are arachnids.
  7. 7. How to Correct a Comma Splice 1. Add a conjunction 2. Change a comma into a semicolon 3. Make separate sentences
  8. 8. How to Correct a Comma Splice Incorrect: He is not going to buy a house, he is planning to rent one.
  9. 9. Add a Conjunction 1 Incorrect: He is not going to buy a house, he is planning to rent one. Correct: He is not going to buy a house, but he is planning to rent one.
  10. 10. Change a Comma for a Semicolon 2 Incorrect: He is not going to buy a house, he is planning to rent one. Correct: He is not going to buy a house; he is planning to rent one.
  11. 11. Make Separate Sentences 3 Incorrect: He is not going to buy a house, he is planning to rent one. Correct: He is not going to buy a house. He is planning to rent one.
  12. 12. Acceptable Use of a Comma Splice Question tags: He is not here, is he? 1
  13. 13. Acceptable Use of a Comma Splice Short, parallel contradictions: I’m not rich, I’m poor. 2
  14. 14. Acceptable Use of a Comma Splice Fiction and Poetry: I came, I saw, I conquered. 3
  15. 15. For more presentations, visit: resources for teachers and learners of English

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