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1. Sentence Fragments: a. No, no, no ( b. Even if you are trying to use a fragment for a particular effect – no 2. Comma Splices: a. Definition: i. A comma separates two complete sentences ii. Example: 1. The boys left town, they took the money with them. b. Ways to fix a comma splice (there are more ways; these are just the easiest and most common) i. Use a comma and a conjunction (and, but, yet, for, so, nor, or) – There are only seven of them. 1. The boys left town, and they took the money with them. ii. Use a semi-colon 1. The boys left town; they took the money with them. iii. Use a semi-colon and a subjunctive adverb and a comma (subjunctive adverb = transition word or phrase: however, therefore, on the other hand) 1. The boys left town; in addition, they took the money with them. iv. Make them independent sentences 1. The boys left town. They took the money with them. v. Make one of the independent clauses (sentences) a dependent clause by using subordinating conjunctions (dependent words). There are many of these words (since, although, because, while, etc). 1. If the first independent clause is changed to a dependent clause then a comma goes between the clauses: a. When the boys left town, they took the money with them. 2. If the second independent clause is changed to a dependent clause then NO comma between the clauses a. The boys left town because they took the money with them. 3. Agreement a. Pronoun / antecedent agreement i. The pronoun and its antecedent do not…...

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