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Dec 8 2008   3:48PM GMT

Writing for business – comma splice

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

Wireshark can examine traffic at a variety of ______ its flexibility makes it a valuable tool for troubleshooting.
a. levels,
b. levels;

Answer: b

Explanation: There are two independent clauses in this sentence. Two independent clauses can be joined together into one complex sentence by separating the clauses with a semi-colon (not a comma.)

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