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Comma Splices and Fused Sentences - Exercise 2

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.  The sun is a star, however, the earth is a planet.

2.  Most people taste their food first, they salt it later.

3.  The shortstop dropped the ball the runner scored.

4.  We saw a light in Tom's room, therefore, we knew he was home.

5.  I'm planting a garden again this year, in fact, I'm adding two rows of peas.

6.  The plane was one hour late, nevertheless, it arrived at its final destination on time.

7.  The wedding took place in the chapel then the guests threw handfuls of rice.

8.  Selfish people are rarely happy, on the other hand, happy people are rarely selfish.

9.  I read the novel in one afternoon, it had a compelling plot.

10.  Dr. Pratt attended a conference in Illinois, meanwhile, his patients saw his colleague.



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