CommaSplices

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IUPUI University Writing Center “Because writers need readers” Cavanaugh 427 274-2049 Comma Splice & Fused Sentence (closely related sentence errors sometimes lumped together as “run-on”) Some instructors evaluate work very harshly if it has frequent errors of sentence boundaries. These may be either fragments or run-ons. Instructors may even speak of such errors as if the writer has committed a crime. Writers who join two sentences with only a comma have written a comma splice (abbreviated by some instructors as CS ); writers who join two sentences without any punctuation have produced a fused sentence ( FS ). Though both CS and FS are grammatically incorrect, most readers are bothered more by FS than by CS . Examples of run-ons: He has completed his research, he will report his findings to class today. (CS—incorrect) He has completed his research he will report his findings to class today. (FS—incorrect) COORDINATING THE SENTENCES (use when ideas are equally important) One option is to write two sentences. However, a writer who wishes to keep these two sentences together
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