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Comma Splices and Fused Sentences - Exercise 3

Directions:Combine each group of sentence into a compound sentence with two independent clauses. Join the independent clauses with a semicolon, appropriate conjunctive adverb, and comma.
Note: As in the previous exercise, some groups will have more than two sentences to combine. Combine the information so that your final compound sentence has two independent clauses only.
Write your answers in the space provided under each item. When you have completed the exercise, click on "Check My Answers" and check your answers with those on the answer key.

1. Fatty foods are high in calories.

Butter contains 108 calories per tablespoon.

The subject is:

2. Citizen X is a Republican.

She is conservative.

She voted for a liberal Democrat in the last election.

The subject is:

3. You should put antifreeze in your car’s radiator each fall.

Your radiator might freeze and ruin your car’s engine.

The subject is:

4. Oscar does not study.

Oscar does not get enough sleep.

Oscar will probably do poorly in school.

The subject is:

5. The raging forest fires consumed much of the timberland.

They threatened the houses of the people living near the forests.

The subject is:

         

 

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