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The SK Telecom article at Wikipedia says

SK Telecom is South Korea's largest wireless carrier, it leads the local market with 50.5 percent share as of 2008.

But can it be written like this? The sentence after the comma has a verb but not a conjunction. Why were both sentences written without conjucntion?

I was taught that a comma can join sentences, but not sentences that have two or more verbs without a conjunction. Is my understanding correct?

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The comma in your example is wrong. There are two complete sentences there with no and joining them. It is a comma splice and should be replaced with a semicolon or full stop.

SK Telecom is South Korea's largest wireless carrier; it leads the local market with 50.5 percent share as of 2008.

SK Telecom is South Korea's largest wireless carrier. It leads the local market with 50.5 percent share as of 2008.

Alternatively, you can write

SK Telecom is South Korea's largest wireless carrier, leading the local market with 50.5 percent share as of 2008.

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