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    Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    Is this sentence correct?

    Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    Shouldn't it be?
    Whatever she did made no difference.

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    Re: Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    They're both OK. The first is more natural in BrE as is "It didn't matter what she did, it made no difference."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    Thanks emsr2d2.
    Can we connect two sentences using only comma? Isn't it a comma splice problem? My teacher said it was a comma splice.

    It didn't matter what she did, it made no difference.

    Whatever she did, it made no difference.

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    Re: Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    To avoid the comma-splice issue, I would use a semicolon (or even a full stop) in the first.

    It didn't matter what she did; it made no difference.
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    It didn't matter what she did. It made no difference.

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    Re: Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    How about this one Teechar, is it comma-splice issue as well, how can we fix it?

    Whatever she did, it made no difference.
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    Re: Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    I don't think 'Whatever she did' constitutes a complete sentence, so there should be no comma splice.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    I agree with Matthew that it's not a comma splice.

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    Re: Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    I don't think 'Whatever she did' constitutes a complete sentence, so there should be no comma splice.


    You are right. Thanks Matthew. Comma-splice :When you join two independent clauses with a comma and no conjunction.
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    Re: Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    How about this one Teechar, is it comma-splice issue as well, how can we fix it?
    Yes, it is!
    See corrections below!
    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    How about this one, Teechar? Is it a comma splice issue as well? How can we fix it?

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    Re: Whatever she did, it made no difference.

    Yes, it is!
    Really?
    Could you please help me to fix the sentence below?

    Whatever she did, it made no difference.
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