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    Cool not able to attend class

    Hello,

    Can you tell me if this sentence is correct, please?

    "Sheila had a lot of work last year, that's why she wasn't able to attend all lessons".

    Thanks a lot
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    Default Re: not able to attend class

    There's a comma splice. Otherwise it's OK. It would probably be a good idea to specify 'outside' before 'work'; otherwise it might be misinterpreted as meaning she couldn't be bothered to do so much class-work.

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    Default Re: not able to attend class

    Thanks a lot.

    What's a "comma splice"?

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    Default Re: not able to attend class



    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    What's a "comma splice"?

    Have a look here, please.



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    Default Re: not able to attend class

    Yes, a splice is a join, and a comma splice is the joining of two main clauses with a comma.

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