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    Question Is it a comma splice?

    "It is a well-recognized fact that this variable may be a very important, may even be the most important, variable in the studied process."

    Is this clause starting with "may" correctly inserted there? I mean, is it not something like a comma splice?

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    Re: Is it a comma splice?

    I would consider replacing the commas with dashes, and avoiding a may be... may even be construction.

    It is a well-recognized fact that this variable may be a very important -- if not the most important -- variable in the studied process.

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