Is this correct?
is the comma after the "High hopes" okay? The grammar checker is telling me to place a semicolon there.
I have high hopes, many goals to reach and aspire to be the best.
It is trying to turn your series into a compound sentence owing to the fact it does not have a logical sequence:
I have A, B, and C.
Read your list one item at a time:
"I have high hopes" = A = Good
"I have many goals to reach" = B = Good
"I have aspire to be the best" = C = not parallel and not sequentially logical.
And if you wondered, grammatically, what you did wrong:
"have" is working as a transitive verb.
Your list is a list of nouns fuctioning as compound objects.
An easy correlary example would be:
"I have apples, oranges, and bananas."
What you did took the last noun and turned it into a verb, so it would be like saying:
"I have apples, oranges, and aspire to eat a banana."
Now you have two verbs when you should have one:
"I have aspire to eat bananas."
To fix this issue, use parallelism and three nouns instead of two nouns and a verb:
An example of a way you could write this without it flagging you:
"I have high hopes, goals, and aspirations."
Try it out; it won't flag you.
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