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Unformatted text preview: when two independent clauses are next to each other, you have only two choices: you can either join them, or you can separate them. (1) To join two independent clauses, you must use a conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, yet, and so.) (2) To separate two independent clauses, you must use some form of end-stop punctuation. the period [.], the exclamation point [!], the question mark [?], and the semicolon [;]. Some Acceptable Comma Splices If the independent clauses are very short, especially if the subject is the same for both clauses, then a comma splice is probably acceptable. Example: I came, I saw, I conquered. You saw that movie last night, didn't you?...
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- Fall '08