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    kadioguy is offline Key Member
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    It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it.

    In the OALD9, it says:

    way n.

    It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it.
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    Why are the two sentences connected by a comma? Is it a run-on sentence?

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    Re: It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it.

    Strictly speaking, they shouldn't be. A semicolon or a full stop (period) is needed.

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    Re: It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it.

    The text is two lines of a song. When quoting poetry or lyrics, we often replace line breaks with commas.
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