I'm wondering if the following sentence is correct?

Please let me know your thoughts on these issues, I welcome your feedback.

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It's called a comma splice:-

the unjustified use of a comma between coordinate main clauses not connected by a conjunction (as in “nobody goes there anymore, it's boring”)

or a comma fault:-

the use of a comma, rather than a semicolon, colon, or period, to separate related main clauses in the absence of a coordinating conjunction: often considered to be incorrect or undesirable, especially in formal writing.

As these sources mention, it is "often considered incorrect or undesirable".

Try reading the sentence aloud with a comma and with a full stop. The difference will be audible and the comma splice will make it sound gabbled.

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    Had to look gabbled up
    – mplungjan
    Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 8:58
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    I would have thought that to gabble is not uncommon in BrE?
    – TrevorD
    Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 10:43
  • Is there any way to distinguish between sentences in which a comma splice is acceptable and those in which it isn't? In this cheesy sentence, I would hesitate to replace the comma even with a semicolon: The years became months, the months became days. Are the two clauses somehow more inseparable than in OP's sentence? Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 13:12
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    @KaiserOctavius See The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, Chapter 20, Section 3.2.3 "Asyndetic combinations of main clauses".
    – user28567
    Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 14:19

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