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Sentence 1. I always look forward to the fall with its colourful harvest.Sentence 2. As much as I love the summer with lots of fresh fruit, I always look forward to the fall.Sentence 3. I always look forward to the fall, it means my birthday is right around the corner.
Phrase - I always look forward to the fall after the hot summer.DC - While enjoying the summer, I always look forward to the fall.IC - I always look forward to the fall, but I do not like snow in October.
Good try, both of you. but, Olena, your last sentence has a comma splice.
Michael, am I understanding you right that I shouldn't have put it there? Or what you meant was that I should have written the sentence differently?
A comma splice is a grammatical error. It means you joined ("spliced") two independent sentences with a comma when they should have been separated with a period or (less commonly, with a semicolon). There is a good explanation on Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma_splice
Thank you :) I got it after I saw you comment in another post. So what I should have done instead was to add a conjunction like "because":I always look forward to the fall, because it means my birthday is right around the corner.As you pointed out in the later topic, we shouldn't use comma splice to join two independent sentences.
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