Hi, everyone. Today, I’d like to discuss proper sentence construction and punctuation. Pretty boring, right? But, it’s also a very important skill to have, whether you’re an author, a businessperson, or both. So, I’ll briefly go over what makes up a sentence, common errors in punctuation, and how to easily correct them.
What is a Sentence?
- A sentence is a group of words which expresses a complete thought.
- It contains a subject and a verb.
Two common errors are Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences.
To understand how to correct Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences, you must first be able to recognize a Clause.
- An Independent Clause, which is the main clause of a sentence. It can stand alone as a complete sentence. It makes sense by itself, and therefore expresses a complete thought.
- A Comma Splice is the use of a comma to incorrectly join two independent…
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