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  2. Punctuation - Wikipedia

    The question comma has a comma instead of the dot at the bottom of a question mark, while the exclamation comma has a comma in place of the point at the bottom of an exclamation mark. These were intended for use as question and exclamation marks within a sentence, a function for which normal question and exclamation marks can also be used, but ...

  3. Using a Comma Before ‘Because’: Rules for Clear Writing

    Without a comma before “because,” the sentence could indicate that the speaker may be going to New York for a reason other than the cold weather. In that case, the speaker would need an additional sentence or clause to clarify the reason they are going to New York. 3. Add a comma or additional sentence. If your first sentence has an ...

  4. LibGuides: The Roadrunner's Guide to English: Comma Splice

    Commas splice (CS): A comma splice occurs when two independent clauses are joined by only a comma. Comma splice: IC, IC. Example: We hiked for three weeks, we were very tired. Some Easy Ways to Correct Comma Splices. 1. Change the comma to a period and capitalize the next word. (IC. IC.) Correct: We hiked for three weeks. We were very tired. 2.

  5. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences Exercise 1 Flashcards

    Terms in this set (22) comma splice. A comma splice contains two main clauses illegally joined by a comma. The problem looks like this: main clause + , + main clause = Death. fused sentence. A fused sentence, on the other hand, contains two main clauses illegally run together with no punctuation whatsoever. The problem looks like this:

  6. FANBOYS: Coordinating Conjunctions | Grammarly

    It’s acceptable to omit the comma if the two independent clauses are short and the coordinating conjunction is and. When the coordinating conjunction and is used between the last two elements in a series of three or more, whether to use a comma before it (called the Oxford or serial comma) is a matter of personal choice or publishing style.

  7. Grammar #10: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences), Comma ... - Quizlet

    If it is missing any of those things, it is a fragment. If the item contains two (or more) clauses, they must be punctuated correctly. If there is no punctuation, it is a run-on (fused sentence). If there is only a comma (and no FANBOYS), it is a comma splice. 1.) Cross out prepositional phrases and interrupters. 2.) Underline the verb (s). 3.)

  8. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences (run ons) Flashcards

    Study with Quizlet and memorize flashcards containing terms like While most visitors to Washington, D.C., visit the well-known memorials, including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, and the more recent Vietnam Memorial Wall, a beautiful and lesser-known memorial is an environmental park that occupies 7.5 acres, it is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. A ...

  9. The Oxford comma, classed as a serial comma, is the final comma in a list of three or more items. The comma goes just before the “and” or “or” (called conjunctions). Funnily enough, although it’s much more common in American English vs British English, the Oxford comma got its name from the Oxford University Press.

  10. Explanatory comma characteristics and examples - Englopedia

    Explanatory comma. The explanatory comma is one that is used to enclose the explanatory paragraphs of a sentence. A subsection can be a word, phrase or sentence whose function is to explain a noun. These cut the logical sequence of the text. At a syntactic level, these explanatory commas are equivalent to parentheses and hyphens or dashes.

  11. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences Flashcards | Quizlet

    Comma splices occur when two main clauses are "spliced" together using a comma. You can correct comma splices with a period or a semicolon, depending on how you view the relationship between clauses. Alternatively, you can use a coordinating or subordinating conjunction. Here is an example of a comma splice. We say that it is "spliced" because ...