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Sentence Errors - COMMA SPLICE You've got a comma splice, I...

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1 COMMA SPLICE You’ve got a comma splice, I can fix it.
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2 Some Basics Phrase Group of words that works together, BUT It doesn’t have both a noun and a verb The hilarious comedian Walk across Australia Clause Group of words that contains a noun and verb The hilarious comedian began his routine. A woman decided to walk across Australia.
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3 Activity Write two complete sentences about the same topic. Make them into one sentence (you can add or take away words/punctuation). Example : 1. I like baking cookies. 2. My brother likes eating cookies. I like baking cookies while my brother likes eating them.
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4 Two Types of Clauses 1. Independent Clause [ IC ] or Main Clause It can stand alone as a sentence The hilarious comedian began his routine. A woman decided to walk across Australia. 2. Dependent Clause [ DC ] It Cannot stand alone as a sentence When the hilarious comedian began his routine If a woman decided to walk across Australia . . . . . . .
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5 Name that Clause I can’t play guitar. Dad had a headache. Because Dad has a headache Kyle bungee jumps. When Kyle bungee jumps He should go to a reliable place. IC IC IC IC DC DC
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6 Comma Splice “Splice” = to join (wires, ropes) Comma Splice = joining independent clauses with only a comma I can’t play guitar, Dad has a headache Kyle bungee jumps, he should go to a reliable place. A common error
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7 When it’s okay to use a comma To join dependent and independent clauses Because Dad has a headache, I can’t play guitar. When Kyle bungee jumps, he should go to a reliable place.
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8 When it’s okay to use a comma If you add a coordinating conjunction FANBOYS F or, A nd, N ot, B ut, O r, Y et, S o Kyle bungee jumps a lot, but he should go to a reliable place.
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9 Exercise 1 Mark CS for Comma Splice; C for correct 1. When I worked as a cashier in a local supermarket, I hated the monthly special on chicken legs. 2. The packages were poorly sealed, the chicken legs packages oozed raw juices and blood. CS C
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10 Exercise 1 Mark CS for Comma Splice; C for correct 1. The juices leaked all over the conveyor belt and all over my hands as I scanned and packed the chicken. 2. I was concerned about contamination, I cleaned the belt and my hands with antibacterial cleanser after each order. CS C
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11 Exercise 1 Mark CS for Comma Splice; C for correct 1. Despite my best efforts to clean myself of the smell of chicken, my dog would practically knock me to the ground when I returned home. C
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Four ways to fix your splice Dad has a headache, I can’t play guitar. 1. Make one clause dependent Because Dad has a headache, I can’t play guitar.
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course ESL 4 taught by Professor Rita during the Spring '11 term at Fanshawe.

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