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Can you help me identify if the following sentences are run-on or a proper use of a comma?

 

While I prefer the quilt with the moon and stars, my mom likes the one with clouds and angels for the baby's room.

 

Gail didn't bother cleaning the window, it would be dirty again after the storm anyway.

asked Oct 16 '12 at 08:39 Yasser Iskndarani New member

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Yasser, your first sentence is fine, but your second is a comma splice (not a run-on). This is because you've tried to join two independant clauses with a comma, which is ungrammatical. You can solve this in a couple of ways: change the comma to a semi colon or insert a conjunction (in this case, because would do the job). Additionally, you've used the wrong tense in the second clause.

 

Gail didn't bother cleaning the window; it would have been dirty again after the storm anyway.

Gail didn't bother cleaning the window, because it would have been dirty again after the storm anyway.

 

In your first sentence, you could also consider swapping the positions of prefer and like:

 

While I like the quilt with the moon and stars, my mom prefers the one with clouds and angels for the baby's room.

link edited Oct 16 '12 at 14:25 Peter Guess Expert

Thank you very much, this should help me improve my essay writing.Have a good day,Yasser Iskandarani

Yasser IskndaraniOct 16 '12 at 10:46

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HAI HOW ARE YOU ME FINE

link comment answered Oct 16 '12 at 21:06 basheer New member

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