Comma splice and prepositions

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fleming

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In the sentence... The computer was delivered today, however, it is unconnected.

Have I committed a comma splice?

Additionally, which prepostion is correct...
Thinking of you or Thinking about you
 

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fleming said:
In the sentence... The computer was delivered today, however, it is unconnected.

Have I committed a comma splice?

Additionally, which prepostion is correct...
Thinking of you or Thinking about you

Yes, it is a comma splice. The word "however" is a conjunctive adverb. It cannot be used as a coordinating conjunction to connect two independent clauses with just a comma. It needs a semicolon or period before it.

Both of your others are correct, but they have slightly different meanings.

Thinking of you (or something) is a short-lived, spontaneous event. Thinking about you (or something) is a longer, more purposeful happening.
 
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