Episode 8

Published on:

1st Jan 2020

S3E8: What is a comma splice?

Denise and Louise explain what a comma splice is, why you should usually avoid it, and how it can add clarity.

Listen to find out more about:

  • What a comma splice is
  • Commas, lists and why splices confuse readers
  • When editing out comma splices would spoil rhythm
  • Anaphora

Editing bites

  • The Emotional Craft of Fiction, Donald Maass
  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, 3rd ed., David Crystal

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Music credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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The Editing Podcast
Make your editing and writing life easier with Denise and Louise
Join two pro editors, Louise Harnby and Denise Cowle, on The Editing Podcast for regular tips, tools and guidance on writing and editing.