Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

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Margaret L. Benner   All rights reserved.


 Before going on to compound and complex sentences,
you should be thoroughly familiar with the simple sentence. 
Here is a small review.


 In order to have a simple
(independent clause), you need these three elements:

a subject                   
predicate verb
a complete thought

READ:  The Eight Parts of Speech

In example A, no commas
separate the dependent clause from the independent clause.


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