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Our software wasn't created by VCs looking to go viral, or computer programmers playing behind their screens, or by those looking to make money off of students and their parents. Our software was created by professors who really want to help students and educators be successful in their writing goals. So we sat down with cofounder and current EssayJack CEO, Dr. Lindy Ledohowski, a former English teacher and professor to ask what she wishes more students knew about essay writing. 

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EssayJack 09.01.2020

“Sub” is a Latin prefix meaning “beneath.” A subordinate is an individual who is lower in rank than someone else. A subway is a transport system that’s underground. A submarine travels below the surface of the water. A subcompact is a car that is even smaller than a compact car. You get the idea.

One technique for fixing a comma splice is to take the simple step of exchanging the comma for a period or a semicolon or a colon. Each of these three punctuation marks is accepted by grammarians as strong enough to mediate between two sentences. But what messages are writers sending when they use one of these punctuation marks versus another?

In my last blog, I wrote about the comma splice and the three possible corrections writers can apply. But it’s worth taking the time to examine those solutions in more detail.

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