Writing Workshops & Seminars               
Copyright by Stephen Wilbers, Ph.D.
 


 Search
www.wilbers.com


Home       Topics & exercises       Seminars       Email courses       Books       Contact
 

 


Find the Error

 

Change

We encountered some unexpected expenses, however, we decided not to increase our fee.

 

To

We encountered some unexpected expenses[; h]owever, we decided not to increase our fee.

 

Or to

We encountered some unexpected expenses[. H]owever, we decided not to increase our fee.

 

Comma splice: Two complete sentences incorrectly spliced together with a comma, rather than separated by a period or semicolon. A comma splice is one of the most common errors in on-the-job writing. Comma splices frequently occur with the adverbs however and therefore.

 

 

30-Second Exercise: Improve your style

For more exercises in identifying common errors,
Take the grammar, punctuation, and word choice challenges.

See Error Checklist for a compilation of 75 common writing errors.

Improve your style in 30 seconds          "Better Style in 10 Weeks"
 

 


Home       Topics & exercises       Seminars       Email courses       Books       Contact