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Independent Clauses With Commas (Comma Splice)
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Justine Anselmo Independent Clauses With Commas (Comma Splices) A group of words that contain a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought. An independent clause is a sentence. Independent Clauses: Dependent Clauses: A dependent clause is a group of words that contians a subject and verb but does not express a complete thought. A dependent clause CANNOT be a sentence. EX: James studied in the library for his Spanish test. EX: When James studied in the library for his Spanish test... (What happened when he studied? The thought is incomplete.) Comma Splices Is the use of a comma between two independent clauses. For example:
INCORRECT You can insert semi colons instead of commas OR make one clause dependent by inserting a conjunction. CORRECT I like this class. It is very interesting. I like this class, it is very interesting. For example: I like this class; it is very interesting. OR I like this class, and it is very interesting. Are these correct? Because I read, I like books. 1. 2. 3. My professor is intelligent; moreover, I've learned a lot from her. Enrique bought a bean burrito at Taco De México; consequently, he did not enjoy it. Quiz Three Questions. 1. Define independent and dependent clauses? 2. What clause is being used in the sentence? When James studied in the library for his Spanish class. After the sixth inning, i went home, my family stayed. & Due to coordinating conjunctions you can connect words at the beginning of an independent clause such as: and, but, for, or, nor, so and yet. 3. What is a comma splice? 4. 5. I believe that the teacher has been rating me unfairly, all she does is look for my minor mistakes. 6. Even though the semester is almost over, the teacher doesn't know my name, she confuses me with others. I got up late this morning, I didn't have time for breakfast. 8. I went to the store, and got myself a t-shirt. 9. Name atleast 2 DEPENDENT marker words. 10. Name atleast two INDEPENDENT marker words. Place a period, instead of a comma: 7. Are these comma splices? TRUE or FALSE:
What could you add to this sentence? Susanna read the book, ______ her friend saw the movie Where should you add the period? Kimberly sat on the bleachers and cheered for the team, Tom watched her as he vigorously defended the goal. Which dependent marker word could you add? _______ Daisy finished her homework quickly, it was still incorrect. You could use independent marker words to connect the beginning of an independent clause. Although, when you combine using a marker word, a semicolon is needed. Some common independent marker words would be: also, consequently, furthermore, however, moreover, nevertheless, and therefore.