one or two separate sentences


I want to know how to conjugate:  My sister is special, my sister has autism.  Is it alright to just leave the comma or is it two full sentences?

sentences asked May 16 '14 at 14:58 Marta New member

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This is an example of a comma splice: the comma is not strong enough to join two independent clauses (clauses that can function as separate sentences). You need to revise it as follows:

My sister is special; she has autism.


My sister is special. She has autism. 


My sister is special as she has autism.

link comment edited May 21 '14 at 05:34 Joyce F Contributor

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