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Comma Splices and Fused Sentences - Exercise 5

Directions: Use semicolons and/or commas to revise each comma splice or fused sentence into a correct compound sentence. If the sentence is already correct, write "correct" in the box beneath it. When you have completed the exercise, click on the "Check My Work" button to view the correct answers.

1.  The characters were well drawn however the plot was thin.

2.  Her new computer has a very large monitor, therefore she has no trouble reading any print.

3.  The secretary returned from her trip, so everyone felt much better.

4.  His new car is a hybrid, it gets fantastic mileage.

5.  People crowded into the small room, then the fire alarm rang.

6.  Brenda offered to buy Bill some popcorn, nevertheless he refused to take her to the movie.

7.  Since the dishwasher was full, the kitchen staff piled the remaining dirty dishes in the sink.

8.  Did you ever find the bracelet and pin that you lost at Joe's house?

9.  The plant didn't get enough sunlight, as a result, it became infected with spider mites.

10.  Cows eat grass selectively they can distinguish between many varieties.



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