- For Teachers
Nursing homes that violate regulations have
become an important statewide problem, and it
has become a hot political issue.
(A) an important statewide problem, and it has
(B) a problem of statewide importance, that is
(C) a problem of statewide importance; it was,
(D) an important statewide problem that is
(E) an important statewide problem, which
they have become
Why letter ''b'' inflict a comma splice?? ''that is a hot political issue'' sounds as an explanatory dependent clause...
But ''that is'' is the same thing as ''which is'', right? Since the second part - ''a hot political issue'' - is explaining what is or what imply an important statewide problem, so necessarily a comma is supplied! What is going wrong with this thought?=(
''that'' can't be a nonrestrictive relative, so rests letter ''d'', which imply that the second part of the sentece is a restrictive clause... But simply sounds it is not!! =(