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Hi,

I was going through the MGMAT book on SC. It mentions the following sentence as "correct" while explaining tenses.

The country's economy is unstable, the result of a stock market crash that occurred ten years ago.

Is there a comma splice in the sentence? Shouldn't the comma be followed by something like: this is?

PS: Only recently have i learnt the concept of comma splices, so I may be missing something evident here.

Could you please help me out?
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Hi,

I was going through the MGMAT book on SC. It mentions the following sentence as "correct" while explaining tenses.

The country's economy is unstable, the result of a stock market crash that occurred ten years ago.

Is there a comma splice in the sentence? Shouldn't the comma be followed by something like: this is?

PS: Only recently have i learnt the concept of comma splices, so I may be missing something evident here.

Could you please help me out?


Hey,
The sentence is correct as it is. Post the comma, as you already know, is a modifier which describes the preceding clause, as in explaining the situation. Putting a 'this is' will make the later part a clause, and two clauses without any conjunction would be a run on sentence. Here's another example:

The currency got depreciated last year, the result of erratic economic reforms carried by then elected president.
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lfc wrote:
Hi,

I was going through the MGMAT book on SC. It mentions the following sentence as "correct" while explaining tenses.

The country's economy is unstable, the result of a stock market crash that occurred ten years ago.

Is there a comma splice in the sentence? Shouldn't the comma be followed by something like: this is?

PS: Only recently have i learnt the concept of comma splices, so I may be missing something evident here.

Could you please help me out?


Just an observation.

Comma splice happens when two independent clauses are connected just by a ',' The second part of the sentence you mentioned is not an independent clause. The second part of the sentence is giving more information about the information stated before the comma. So it acts as a modifier.

Now, if you add "this is" after comma, then it will be an independent clause and that is a comma splice.
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Understood!
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Find information on Absolute Phrases/Modifiers. It will help you to understand the topic.


True!
The Absolute Phrases topic just showed up in the guide as well.( about 50pages after this sentence )
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Hi lfc, our book EducationAisle Sentence Correction Nirvana discusses Absolute Modifer, its application and examples in significant detail. If someone is interested, PM me your email-id; I can mail the corresponding section.
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