11.08.2012

Grammar : Comma Splice

Yes, it is from 9GAG. I don't recommend to read that site. Why?? Cause the English there is terrible , and probably will  decrease your IQ. But...I read that everyday HAHAHAHA.Shame on me!


Hi Girls,


Today, I am posting a few links that can help you improve your writing, especially about commas splices and run on sentences. 


This semester, I have been taking an EL class. What I see is that the majority of the students have a problem with commas. Maybe it is because their first language grammar is distinct than English grammar. But, a good Essay should not  have those kind of mistakes. Otherwise you will get very low grades. So, for those who want to take the academic level classes, please study your grammar. It is very important because if you can't write an essay properly, you probably won't pass the English Placement Test, which requires a very good score, otherwise you can't take the academic level classes and have to stick with the EL or ESL classes. !!! 
Recognize a comma splice when you see one.
A comma splice, also called a run-on, occurs when a writer has connected two main clauses with a comma alone. Amain clause makes a complete thought, so you should not find a wimpy comma struggling to join two such powerful clauses.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


A RUN-ON SENTENCE (sometimes called a "fused sentence") has at least two parts, either one of which can stand by itself (in other words, two independent clauses), but the two parts have been smooshed together instead of being properly connected. Review, also, the section which describes Things That Can Happen Between Two Independent Clauses. CLICK TO READ MORE. 
How to Use Commas
Commas are tricky because there are so many different ways you can use them, but one of the most common ways to use commas is to separate two main clauses that are connected by a coordinating conjunction.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

In case you have no idea what a clause is, here goes two links that will fresh up your memory (PS: you must know what a clause is in order to understand how to use commas properly):



Recognize a subordinate clause when you see one.
A subordinate clause—also called a dependent clause—will begin with a subordinate conjunction or a relative pronoun and will contain both a subject and a verb. This combination of words will not form a complete sentence. It will instead make a reader want additional information to finish the thought.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


Punctuation marking
With noun clauses, no commas are used. Adjective restrictive clauses are not separated by  commas, but with adjective descriptive clauses commas are used. Adverb clauses that come before the independent..CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Ps- I am not an expert. I am far far away to be one. Although, I am trying and studying very hard. If I make some grammar mistakes, you can comment below and explain why is wrong. So I can learn and do not make such mistakes again. And I will also Update the post, and show the readers how to avoid them. :)) 
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