Top Ten Grammar Mistakes

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Top Ten Grammar Mistakes I. Comma Splice (cs) – A comma splice occurs when two complete sentences are joined together with a comma. Ex. The machine kept running, we pulled the plug. A. How to fix the problem: 1. add a conjunction (so, and, but, or yet) after the comma. 2. replace the comma with a semicolon (;). 3. replace the comma with a period and create two grammatically correct sentences. 4. replace the comma with a semicolon and add a conjunctive verb (therefore, consequently, however or thus). 5. insert a subordinating conjunction (since, because) at the beginning of the sentence. II. Run-On Sentence (run-on) – two or more sentences have been crammed into one. Ex. The computer suddenly crashed it had a virus. A. How to fix the problem: 1. correct the same way as a comma splice by using conjunctions (and, but for nor, because, therefore etc). 2. divide the sentences with a semicolon or period. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2010 for the course ENC 1102 taught by Professor Bunting during the Fall '09 term at Edison State College.

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