What’s a Comma Splice?

A comma splice should be avoided. It is a run-on sentence.

A comma splice occurs when two independent clauses are connected with only a comma.

For example, the following sentence is wrong:

We are going to the movie theater, Jurassic World is showing.

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It can be written as two separate sentences.

Like this:

We are going to the movie theater.

Jurassic World is showing.

Or it can be written using an appropriate conjunction or transitional word.

Like this:

We are going to the movie theater because Jurassic World is showing.

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Or a semi-colon can be used to separate the two independent sentences.

Like this:

We are going to the movie theater; Jurassic World is showing.

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Movie trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFinNxS5KN4

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