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She’s doing something she loves to do [, h]owever, she’s not making a living at it.

 

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She’s doing something she loves to do [. H]owever, she’s not making a living at it.

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She’s doing something she loves to do [; h]owever, she’s not making a living at it.

 

Comma splice: Two complete sentences ungrammatically 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.

 

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

For more exercises in identifying common errors,
take the M.B.A. exam and
the Punctuation and Grammar Challenges.