What is a comma splice?
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Denise and Louise explain what a comma splice is, why you should usually avoid it, and how it can add clarity.

Listen to find out more about:

  • What a comma splice is
  • Commas, lists and why splices confuse readers
  • When editing out comma splices would spoil rhythm
  • Anaphora

Editing bites

  • The Emotional Craft of Fiction, Donald Maass
  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, 3rd ed., David Crystal

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Music credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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