In this episode, ACT Instructor Terri shows you how to recognize and revise the comma splice.

Today, I’m going to review a common error that is frequently tested on the ACT English test that has been a source of confusion and difficulty for many of my students, the comma splice. It occurs when two independent clauses are connected with a comma. That is wrong. There are several ways you can correct or revise a comma splice. Break the sentence into two separate sentences using either a period or a semicolon.

Here’s a rule

Do not use a comma without the conjunctions and, but, or, nor, for, so, and yet, two separate independent clauses when forming a compound sentence. This will help you on the ACT English test and with all of your writing, including the ACT essay.

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