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Author Topic: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)  (Read 11071850 times)

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Re: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)
« Reply #196140 on: November 30, 2021, 10:59:35 am »

It's when you dual wield sentences for more tactical flexibility

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Re: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)
« Reply #196141 on: November 30, 2021, 01:03:39 pm »

Itís when two sentences meet at dawn, and thereís a risk one of them might not make it to lunch.

(for srs though, what is it?)
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Re: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)
« Reply #196142 on: November 30, 2021, 02:04:14 pm »

I don't know what it's called, it's just a thing I do.  I have a weird reflex of responding to people with two statements separated by a comma.  I'm pretty sure it's bad English, so I try to avoid it when I notice.
Though I think it does have a certain charm, it doesn't come naturally to me.
This is a good example, I have nothing more to add.
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Re: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)
« Reply #196143 on: December 01, 2021, 12:20:34 am »

Joining two independent clauses with a comma and without a conjunction is called a comma splice.  There are stylistic uses for it, but it is indeed typically considered poor grammar in any formal context.  It is thus fortunate that forums are not a black-tie affair. 
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