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14 April, 13:09

Two independent clauses may not be joined by a comma. How could you correct this sentence? (Choose all answers which are correct.) Terri practiced her Tae Kwon Do, she wanted to do well in the competition Saturday. A. Terri practiced her Tae Kwon Do she wanted to do well in the competition Saturday. B. Terri practiced her Tae Kwon Do; she wanted to do well in the competition Saturday. C. Terri practiced her Tae Kwon Do, because she wanted to do well in the competition Saturday. D. Terri practiced her Tae Kwon Do because she wanted to do well in the competition Saturday.

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  1. 14 April, 13:38
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    The answers are: B, C and D.

    In A, there is no punctuation.

    B) Terry practiced her Tae Kwon Do; she wanted to do well in the competition Saturday. The two independent clauses are joined by a semicolon.

    In C, An independent clause and a dependent clause are joined by a subortinating conjuction, using a comma.

    D) Terry practiced her Tae Kwon Do because she wanted to do well in the competition Saturday. The two independent clauses are joined by a conjunction (because).
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