comma splice

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Noun[edit]

Examples

I went to the store, I got a loaf of bread.

comma splice (plural comma splices)

  1. (grammar) Two independent clauses strung together with a comma in between.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In English, the use of a comma splice is generally considered to be an error. It is better to separate two related sentences with a semicolon, to join them with a conjunction, or to write two separate sentences.