Take another look at the sentence:

Sick with the flu, Howard craved a big hot bowl of his grandmother's chicken soup, but in the refrigerator, Howard had only a jar of olives and a carton of half-n-half, cream of olive soup, Howard decided, would only worsen how he felt.

A comma splice or fused sentence occurs when you have two complete sentences incorrectly joined together. Sick with the flu is merely an introductory transition that requires a comma to connect it to the main clause that follows.

Go back to the sentence to try again.

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