Comma Splices Part 4

Applying the newfound guidelines:

 

  1. They weren’t dangerous criminals, they were detectives in disguise.
  2. I didn’t know which job I wanted, I was too confused to decide.
  3. Julie is a real hypochondriac, when her stomach hurts, she is certain that she has a bleeding ulcer.
  4. Hoping to relax after a busy week at work and school, Cheryl smoothed on some sunscreen, settled onto her pool raft, and opened her new Stephen King novel, then her neighbor cranked up the lawnmower, ruining the quiet.
  5. When I get up in the morning, the first thing I need is coffee.

I was tempted to make you wait, but there is the saying to strike while the iron is hot (odd saying).

Answers:
  1. They weren’t dangerous criminals; they were detectives in disguise.
  2. I didn’t know which job I wanted, and I was too confused to decide.
  3. Julie is a real hypochondriac. When her stomach hurts, she is certain that she has a bleeding ulcer.
  4. Hoping to relax after a busy week at work and school, Cheryl smoothed on some sunscreen, settled onto her pool raft, and opened her new Stephen King novel. Then her neighbor cranked up the lawnmower, ruining the quiet.
  5. No changes needed.

That’s it for comma splices! Now on to the actual rules for commas.

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