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[FROM THE TEXT]
Comma splices and run-on sentences are somewhat similar errors: One has a comma by itself between two complete sentences, and one has no punctuation at all between two complete sentences. A comma splice, also called a “comma fault,” occurs when a comma, rather than a period, is used incorrectly between complete sentences. The word “splice” means “to fasten ends together,” which is a handy procedure, except when splicing has anything to do with sentences. A run-on sentence, also called a “fused sentence” and a “run-together sentence,” occurs when two complete sentences run into each other without any punctuation. Comma splices and run-on sentences create confusion because readers can’t tell where one thought ends and another begins.
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