Re: comma splice?

Subject: Re: comma splice?
From: Arthur Comings <atc -at- CORTE-MADERA -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 1994 16:28:26 PST

> Jerold Jeansonne wrote:
> >Someone wrote: "I don't use passive voice in my documentation, I use ACTIVE
> > voice."
> >
> >Does this person know what a comma splice is?

> and Michael Priestly responded:

> I'm not sure I do. I would have said there was an elided "instead", which
> would make the second clause dependent.

> In any case, nitpicking e-mail is a little below-the-belt, even in this list.

-- so please, folks, don't anyone point out that the comma is
inappropriate with or without "instead," or mention the unneeded
hyphens in "below-the-belt." We all know this kind of stuff, but we're
generally too busy to check the things we post here.


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