Don’t join sentences with commas


Don’t join sentences with commas

In German you can join clauses with commas; in English you must make them separate sentences, or you may join them with colons ( : ), semi-colons ( ; ), dashes (—), or conjunctions (and ...).

Wrong: "RetroVue is another commercial back-in-time debugger, it implements the most common functions."

Right: "RetroVue is another commercial back-in-time debugger; it implements the most common functions."

This is also known as a comma splice.

Last changed by oscar on 23 October 2016