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Run-on sentences:
1a. Both Lisa and Alan enjoy photography; both have won prestigious awards.
1b. Both Lisa and Alan enjoy photography, both have won prestigious awards.
Which one is correct and why?

  • grammar - ,

    Do you see two separate sentences?

    Both Lisa and Alan enjoy photography.
    Both have won prestigious awards.

    To separate two complete sentences (or independent clauses), you need a semicolon or a period between them.

  • grammar - ,

    yes i do see 2 complete sentences, so then i would use a semicolon between them since we are discussing semicolons. thank you

  • grammar - ,

    Yes. 1a. is correct.

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