Are comma splices becoming grammatically acceptable?
February 1, 2014 10:10 AM Subscribe
I am seeing comma splices used with increasing frequency, both in writing I edit at work and on various websites. They seem particularly common when the second phrase begins with the word "however." I know that some words and constructions become correct by usage over time. Are comma splices becoming acceptable? Editors, do you remove them when you find them, or let them stand?
posted by southern_sky to Writing & Language (42 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
As an example, I frequently see constructions like this: "I wanted to drive to the mall, however the snow and ice prevented me from leaving the house." Correct or incorrect?