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why are run-on sentences bad? [duplicate]

I have had questions on other boards edited with the reason "remove run on sentence" but why are they bad I went to one page and the example was I have a dog his name is George. The suggested ...
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Another question regarding usage of comma vs. semicolon

Which sentence is correct? The link you provided me is not correct, it is a link for xyz. or this: The link you provided me is not correct; it is a link for xyz.
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When to use semicolon [duplicate]

I have gone through lots of posts on the internet, but couldn't find any convincing answer for the correct usage of the semicolon in sentences. Also, I'd like to know why we can't use a full stop ...
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What are the exceptions for comma splice rule? [duplicate]

I understand that if two independent sentences are connected with a comma but without a conjunction it is considered a comma splice. Recently I have seen the below sentence in a book and to me it ...
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What stylistic or grammatical reasons prevent users and grammarians from reaching a consensus in the debate over the comma splice?

This is not a duplicate of earlier questions asking whether or why the comma splice is an error, because I am asking about the debate itself: unlike many another grammar rule that is widely accepted ...
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Why is the comma splice an error?

It's always drilled into us that we shouldn't use comma splices. They're bad, to be avoided and poor form. But why? What makes the comma a faulty choice in something like this: I never liked ...
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Is the use of a semicolon in the sentence 'The south sided with the King; the north with the usurper.' correct?

I have read about the use of semicolons in the Penguin Guide to Punctuation by R. L. Trask. In the book, it gives a few essential rules that must be fulfilled for a semicolon to be used correctly: ...
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When to use a comma and a semi-colon when a word is repeated (repetition). [duplicate]

I'm confused with when to use a comma or semi-colon when a word is repeated for emphasis because it's a general rule if you are to write two independent sentences together, they must have a ...
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Comma splice or implied conjunction?

There was some confusion, Mother let me know. The sentence, on the one hand, has a comma splice, using a comma to connect two independent clauses. On the other hand, this is a case of an implied ...
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Does a period, semicolon, comma, or nothing go there?

Recently, I was being tongue in cheek when I wrote the following words: I'm quite dead, I assure you. Someone felt inclined to correct my grammar and say that it was a comma splice. They suggested ...
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What to call a brief sentence that comes before/after the main clause with only a comma

Here is my passage. I believe I'm doing it right, but I'm not sure why. Does this have a specific name? It doesn't seem like an interjection to me, so I'm not sure why I'm so comfortable using a ...
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Comma splice rule exception when listing things [duplicate]

I need help with the following sentence that I've encountered on the Wikipedia page titled "Literal and figurative language." His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry... Another example (...
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Deletion of “and”

He was left with two options. One was to disappear as far away from Spanish territory as possible, the other was to receive a bullet through his neck on the spot. This sentence bothers me ...
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Using Either a Comma or a Semicolon [duplicate]

My teacher was explaining how sometimes a comma isn't enough to make a sentence correct, and that sometimes you have to use a semicolon. I am having trouble figuring out when you should use which. ...