Friday, November 5, 2010
I'm starting to see a grammar indiscretion more and more. People put two independent clauses together with just a comma. For instance: The sun rose in the east, I got out of bed.
If you encounter that along your way, would you please correct it? Feel free to ridicule or threaten. What I find works best for me in seventh grade are oversized red slashes and a small demeaning statement like "You're going to want to reproduce someday. With grammar like this, I will personally intervene." Incidentally, when you have two independent clauses you can do one of three things: 1)add a comma and a conjunction 2)put a period and make two separate sentences 3)join the two clauses with a semi-colon. You're welcome.