Take a look at the sentence again:

When Jim threw his back out while helping his wife Nancy move the sofa, he feared the treatment the doctor would recommend, a week's worth of bed rest during the nicest week in April would certainly wreck Jim's golf plans.

For a sentence to be fused, you must have two complete sentences run together with no punctuation. In the example above, a comma joins the two sentences. He feared the treatment the doctor would recommend is one sentence. A week's worth of bed rest during the nicest week in April would certainly wreck Jim's golf plans is the second sentence. Thus, the error is a comma splice.

Remember that both comma splices and fused sentences are major errors. They make your reader think that you cannot write a correct sentence. Because the sentence is the most basic building block of a piece of writing, comma splices and fused sentences make you look like an amateur!

To fix the problem above, you could put a period after recommend and capitalize the A.

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