Comma splices occur when two independent clauses are incorrectly joined with a comma. In other words, the words on each side of the comma could form their own sentence.
There are several ways to correct comma splices.
The information on this page was adapted from A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker and SF Writer by John Ruszkiewicz, Maxine Hairston, and Daniel E. Seward.
This information was compiled by Erin Fulton.
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