[Grammar] especially during rush hour it takes driver to

newkeenlearner

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Are the following OK? My teacher said they are comma splices.


The city is often crowded with traffic, especially during rush hour it takes drivers three hours to reach their homes.
The city is often crowded with traffic, especially it takes drivers three hours to reach their homes during rush hour.
 

Matthew Wai

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'Especially' is not a conjunction, so I think they are comma splices.
 

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Thanks. ;-)
How about the following?

The city is often crowded with traffic, especially during rush hour when it takes drivers three hours to reach their homes.
 
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