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Comma Splice Worksheet

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Date Shared: 19 June 2020

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For each comma splice, write the sentence again correctly.  Use two methods that you learned from watching the video.

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Example: Camping is fun, it is a lot of work.   Camping is fun, but it is a lot of work.  (This is the method of adding a coordinating conjunction.) Camping is fun.  It is a lot of work.  (This is the method of making two sentences.)  You need to choose two of the three methods from the video.  You do not need to use all three.  There is more than one correct answer.   She took a picture of a house finch, it was in her bird bath. The students watched the video, they learned a lot. The tent had a hole, the mosquitoes came in all night. George has never been camping, he is afraid of wild animals. The wind blew all night, my two-year old didn't sleep at all. Answer Key: Possible Answers   She took a picture of a house finch, it was in her bird bath. She took a picture of a house finch. It was in her bird bath. She took a picture of a house finch, and it was in her bird bath. She took a picture of a house finch when it was in her bird bath. The students watched the video, they learned a lot. The students watched the video. They learned a lot. The students watched the video, so they learned a lot. The students watched the video, and they learned a lot. When the students watched the video, they learned a lot.  The students learned a lot when they watched the video. Because the students watched the video, they learned a lot.  The tent had a hole, the mosquitoes came in all night. The tent had a hole. The mosquitoes came in all night. The tent had a hole, so the mosquitoes came in all night. The tent had a hole, and the mosquitoes came in all night. Since the tent had a hole, the mosquitoes came in all night. The mosquitoes came in all night, since/because the tent had a hole. George has never been camping, he is afraid of wild animals. George has never been camping. He is afraid of wild animals. George has never been camping, for he is afraid of wild animals. George is afraid of wild animals, so he has never been camping. George has never been camping since/because he is afraid of wild animals.  Since/because George is afraid of wild animals, he has never been camping. The wind blew all night, my two-year old didn't sleep at all. The wind blew all night.  My two-year old didn't sleep at all. The wind blew all night, so my two-year old didn't sleep at all. My two-year old didn't sleep at all, for the wind blew all night. My two-year old didn't sleep at all since/because the wind blew all night. Since/Because the wind blew all night, my two-year old didn't sleep at all. You may find other answers that the students come up with. These are the most common answers.

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19 June 2020

paigeappleyard Author Country Flag Canada

I made a video about comma splices for this worksheet. You can use this worksheet after you teach about comma splices. I didn't teach about the semi-colon, so this is not an option in the answer key. The three methods of fixing are: making two sentences, adding a coordinating conjunction, or adding a subordinating conjunction. I hope this can be helpful in your teaching. If you use this and adapt, please also share alike. :)

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