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    #1

    grammatically separate sentences

    Hi,

    According to my English usage book,
    "we do not usually put commas between grammatically seperate sentence"


    There is an example in my book:

    The blue dress was warmer. On the other hand, the purple one was prettier.
    The blue dress was warmer, On on the other hand, the purple one was prettier.




    My question is:
    How can I know whether sentences are grammatically sperated or not?

    thanks
    Last edited by uktous; 16-Jun-2011 at 07:53.

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    Re: grammatically separate sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    According to my English usage book,
    "we do not usually put commas between grammatically seperate sentence"


    There is an example in my book:

    The blue dress was warmer. On the other hand, the purple one was prettier.
    The blue dress was warmer, On the other hand, the purple one was prettier.




    My question is:
    How can I know whether sentences are grammatically sperated or not?

    thanks
    For a start, we don't put a capital letter after a comma so your second sentence is incorrect anyway.

    With "On the other hand" it can either start a sentence or follow a joiner like "but".

    The blue dress was warmer but on the other hand, the purple one was prettier.

    Without the "but", it needs to be 2 separate sentences as per your first example.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Jun-2011 at 07:42. Reason: Typo

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    Re: grammatically separate sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For a start, we don't put a capital letter after a comma so your second sentence is incorrect anyway.

    With "On the other hand" it can either start a sentence or follow a joiner like "but".

    The blue dress was warmer but on the other hand, the purple one was prettier.

    Without the "but", it needs to be 2 separate sentences as per your first example.

    Hi,

    I corrected the mistake above.

    However,
    How can I know whether sentences are grammatically sperated or not?

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