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    Comma splice and prepositions

    In the sentence... The computer was delivered today, however, it is unconnected.

    Have I committed a comma splice?

    Additionally, which prepostion is correct...
    Thinking of you or Thinking about you

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    Re: Comma splice and prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by fleming
    In the sentence... The computer was delivered today, however, it is unconnected.

    Have I committed a comma splice?

    Additionally, which prepostion is correct...
    Thinking of you or Thinking about you
    Yes, it is a comma splice. The word "however" is a conjunctive adverb. It cannot be used as a coordinating conjunction to connect two independent clauses with just a comma. It needs a semicolon or period before it.

    Both of your others are correct, but they have slightly different meanings.

    Thinking of you (or something) is a short-lived, spontaneous event. Thinking about you (or something) is a longer, more purposeful happening.

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