comma fault: Meaning and Definition of

com'ma fault"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Gram. Gram.
  1. the use of a comma, rather than a semicolon, colon, or period, to separate related main clauses in the absence of a coordinating conjunction: often considered to be incorrect or undesirable, esp. in formal writing. Also called
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