[Grammar] It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it.

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kadioguy

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In the OALD9, it says:

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It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it.
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Why are the two sentences connected by a comma? Is it a run-on sentence?

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Strictly speaking, they shouldn't be. A semicolon or a full stop (period) is needed.
 

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The text is two lines of a song. When quoting poetry or lyrics, we often replace line breaks with commas.
 
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