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Any Way You Splice It

You might know it as a run-on sentence, a fused sentence, or a comma splice. When two independent clauses—sentences that can stand on their own—are joined by only a comma, grammarians get excited.

The good news is there are four easy fixes for sentences like this one:

  • Buoyed by his boss’s glowing endorsement, Jack left early, he planned to celebrate with a trip.

Either make two separate sentences:

  • Buoyed by his boss’s glowing endorsement, Jack left early. He planned to celebrate with a trip.

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