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    What do these mean?
    1. It's Jay calling from work, I would like to take a day off tommorow. (How does the comma change the sentence?)
    2. It's Jay calling from work, and I would like to take a day off tommorow. (How does 'end' change the sentence?)
    3. It's Jay calling from work. I would like to take a day off tommorow. (How does the period change the sentence?)
    4. It's Jay calling from work; I would like to take a day off tommorow. (How does the semi-colon change the sentence?)

    What do these mean?
    5. How does the 'end' change the sentence? (Is this correct? How come it sounds kind of odd?)
    6. How does 'end' change the sentence? (Is this correct? Why don't I need an determiner here and it doesn't sound odd at all?)

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    1. is incorrect. It's called a comma splice. That's when two complete thoughts are joined by a comma.

    2. 'and' joins two complete thoughts.

    3. Two complete thoughts.

    4. The semi-colon is added to show that one thought is related to the other. The semi-colon is made up of a period and a comma, and together they mean, stop here (.) but continue on with another related thought (,).

    5. ...the [word] 'and' change the sentence? ('word' has been omitted)

    6. How does 'end' change the sentence? ('end' is OK. It's synonymous with 'this word': How does this word change the sentence?

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