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Comma Splices and Fused Sentences - Exercise 1

Directions: Revise each comma splice or fused sentence into a correct compound sentence with a coordinating conjunction and appropriate punctuation. When you have completed the exercise, click on the "Check My Work" button to view the anwers.

1.  In March, Harry was transferred to a new plant in Detroit, then he was laid off in June.

2.  The CEO received a subscription to his favorite magazine, it arrived in the mail within two weeks.

3.  The jury members deliberated for over two months, the judge has asked to meet with them today.

4.  We will travel to Bermuda this summer, we will stay home.

5.  The weather forecaster asked everyone to remain indoors, a storm was heading our way.

6.  My sister has over two thousand old record albums, she has very little storage space left.

7.  The sun is 93 million miles away it can still burn a person's skin badly.

8.  My mother was born in Madrid, I had very little trouble learning Spanish.

9.  The new oil painting is very colorful, it will look good with our bright furnishings.

10.  Many people believe in the curative powers of this water they have felt relief after bathing in it.



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