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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 milk, cream of olive soup, Howard decided, would only worsen how he felt.

The comma between milk and cream causes a comma splice. This is a major error. Howard had only a jar of olives and a carton of milk is a complete sentence. Cream of olive soup, Howard decided, would only worsen how he felt is a second complete sentence. A comma is too wimpy a punctuation mark to connect two sentences.

To fix this problem, you could put a period after milk and capitalize the C for cream.

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