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  1. mylevt's Avatar
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    #1

    much/little

    Hi,
    Is this sentence correct?
    "Much was said; little was done"
    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: much/little

    NOT A TEACHER

    Hi,
    I would write in this way:
    Much was said but little was done.


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    #3

    Re: much/little

    I would use a comma.

    You could also add yet or though as a conjunction, meaning (for instance):

    Much was said (however regardless of this) little was done.

    Much was said, yet/though little was done.

    I'm not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: much/little

    Quote Originally Posted by mylevt View Post
    Hi,
    Is this sentence correct?
    "Much was said; little was done"
    Thanks.
    (not a professional teacher) I would probably use a comma, as in most of these Google hits for the phrase. Other than that, it seems fine to me.


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    #5

    Re: much/little

    Quote Originally Posted by mylevt View Post
    Hi,
    Is this sentence correct?
    "Much was said; little was done"
    Thanks.
    It is perfectly correct

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    #6

    Re: much/little

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    (not a professional teacher) I would probably use a comma, as in most of these Google hits for the phrase. Other than that, it seems fine to me.
    No, don't use a comma (alone). Both parts are complete, independent clauses. To join them with a comma would be a comma splice and would be incorrect. You require some sort of conjunction if you're going to use the comma.

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