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I will be late today, I will go to workshp to  correct the car accident report  requested be transport section 

asked Sep 10 '13 at 03:34 khalid New member

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The meaning of this sentence is not clear. The comma usage is incorrect. It is an example of a comma splice: a comma is not strong enough to separate two independent clauses (here, "I will be late today" and "I will go to..." are independent).

Another example of a comma splice:
Incorrect: I like the color red, I will wear a red dress.
Grammatically correct: I like the color red, so I will wear a red dress. (Use of a coordinating conjunction with a comma)
Grammatically correct: I like the color red; I will wear a red dress. (Use of a semicolon)
Grammatically correct: I like the color red. I will wear a red dress. (Use of a period)

Grammatically correct: I will wear a red dress because I like the color red.

 

You can revise your sentence as follows: “I will be late today because I will go to the workshop to correct the car accident report that was requested by the transport section.” (Again, I am not sure of the intended meaning, so I don’t know if the revision is correct.)

link answered Sep 10 '13 at 03:53 Joyce F Contributor

Note sure who thumbed down Joyce, but she is correct... you can't join sentences with just a comma. She gave several correct examples of how to join sentences. Her final example gave a smooth flow from IC to DC(adverb) to DC(adjective).

Aaron PrejeanSep 10 '13 at 11:16

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