Itchy Bitesized 7: What You Need To Know About Comma Splices – by Emma Darwin…

Comma splices are probably the punctuation mistake I see most often, and it’s frequently in writing by people who otherwise know why punctuation matters, and use it very well. And if you’re thinking, “Real readers don’t care about these rules!”, then consider what I said in this post.

Few of us have absolute pitch, only some of us will consciously notice that a choir isn’t in tune, but many, many more will simply not feel/get/enjoy/be-swept-away by the music as we would be if it were in tune.

As with singing out-of-tune, when you commit a bad comma-splice you won’t be having the effect on your audience that you’re trying for.

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