Posted by **David** on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 5:45pm.

Q: Studying is hard work many students find they study better when they take regular breaks.

A: Studying is hard work, many students find they study better when they take regular breaks.

Is this correct?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 5:55pm
No. You can't join two independent clauses with a comma.

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**SraJMcGin**, Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 5:56pm
Same error as in the next one.

Sra

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**David**, Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 6:04pm
Studying is hard work; many students find they study better when they take regular breaks.

Is this right?

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**PsyDAG**, Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 6:15pm
Yes, although you might want a comma between "better" and "when."

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 6:51pm
No comma between better and when.

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