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

Michelle is terrified of spiders, so when she found one in the bathroom, she panicked, refusing to shower for three days to use the restroom, she drove to her neighborhood gas station.

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 incorrectly runs two complete sentences together 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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