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    Does this sentence have a comma splice?

    Pay up, it's not free.

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    Re: Does this sentence have a comma splice?

    Yes. Better would be:
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    Pay up! It's not free.

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    Re: Does this sentence have a comma splice?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Yes. Better would be:
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    Pay up! It's not free.
    if it's written down. But in the nature of the words, it's colloquial. A trader is saying 'Pay up - It's not free'. That's two sentences, until someone with slightly more education transcribes it and accuses the poor uneducated tradesman of perpetrating a comma splice. Who wrote the comma? 'Let him who is sinless cast the first stone.'

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