Sentence 2

Directions: Read the sentence below. Then answer the questions that follow.

My cat Buster loves to nap on warm appliances when he sleeps on top of the television, his tail swipes the screen like a windshield wiper.

Is this sentence a comma splice? If you believe it is a comma splice, use your mouse to choose the left door below. A comma splice, remember, is two complete sentences incorrectly joined with a comma.

Or is the sentence a fused sentence? If you believe it is a fused sentence, then use your mouse to choose the right door. A fused sentence occurs when a writer runs together two complete sentences with absolutely no punctuation.

Either way you win a prize—but only the correct choice is a cool cyber prize!

left door = comma splice

Comma Splice?

right door = fused sentence

Fused Sentence?

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