A comma splice is the use of a comma to join two independent clauses. For example:It is nearly half past five, we cannot reach town before dark.
Although acceptable in some languages and compulsory in others, comma splices are usually considered style errors in English.
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... Simply removing the comma does not correct the error, but results in a run-on sentence ... There are several ways to correct a comma splice Change the comma to a semicolon, colon, or dash It is nearly half past five we cannot reach town before ... Insert a coordinating conjunction following the comma It is nearly half past five, and we cannot reach town before dark ...
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