Welcome to Grammar Lesson Monday!
This continuous series will address many common grammar mistakes made in the media and that I've seen more than once. I strive to make the world a better place with good grammar.
Today, we will learn about comma splices.
A comma splice is where two separate sentences are separated by a comma instead of a period (without the "and" or "but" or "so" or similar joining word).
Example: She read the book aloud, she sounded confident.
>> Here, the comma can be/should be a period.
Stylistically, I find that, in our modern time, authors do this a lot. I'm guilty of it, too.
Just beware that it doesn't look like good grammar to an editor.
That's it for today. Celebrate good grammar!
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