how can i fix this sentence?

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Most of the time they are not doing what they are supposed to be doing, instead they take the easy path.
asked Oct 18 '12 at 04:24 Lizet Garrido New member

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There are two problems with your sentence: Firstly, there is inconsistency between the tenses used in the two clauses; secondly, you have created a comma splice by joining two independent clauses with a comma without using a coordinating conjunction.


Most of the time they do not do what they are supposed to; instead, they take the easy path.

link comment answered Oct 18 '12 at 06:17 Peter Guess Expert

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