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Day ten - Book Stack
I… think I may need more shelf space.
Thank you so muchstardustgrass😊, I must have walked past Forbidden Planet dozens of times without noticing it, and it sounds right up my alley! And I keep meaning to pop into the big Foyles, next on my list when I have an hour (or three) I think!
What’s up with comma splices?
You’re right: You should definitely look out for comma splices on the SAT.
A comma splice is a grammar error that is created by joining two independent clauses (complete sentences) with a comma.
Since we have two complete sentences, we would form a comma splice if we combined them by using just a comma:
We see comma splices everywhere, and it’s unfortunate that people don’t know how to correct them.
Here is an easy way to correct a comma splice:
There is another way to fix comma splices: use the “FANBOYS”:
The technical name for the FANBOYS is coordinating conjunction. The term itself isn’t important; what actually matters is the role that coordinating conjunctions play. So let’s take a random comma splice and fix it by using one of the FANBOYS:
The sentence is now correct. On standardized tests, comma splices are quite common. Placing one of the FANBOYS between the two independent clauses (i.e., complete sentences) solves this problem. Just be sure to pick the one that makes the most logical sense. (For instance, there is a big difference between “but” and “and,” so you have to pick the right word.)
Good luck on the SAT!
(Goku GIF source: Ian Olsen)
Dimirti’s Rose!looks → Vampire Academy (2014)
Defy by Sara B. Larson
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
I’ve heard great things about the first two books, and their synopses sound awesome. Prisoner of Night and Fog sounds like a wonderfully complex and dark historical novel. I’ve got a good batch of books here.
Basically how I spent my Friday afternoon.