English grammar question about combining sentences ?
thanks. my grammar sucks
- Anonymous5 months agoFavourite answer
Basic grammar is really something you need to master; not knowing it can make you look incompetent when you are perfectly competent but can't express yourself in writing without goofs. This one's easy and I'm glad to teach you.
What you have is two complete sentences, a.k.a. independent clauses.
1) Multiple families were packed into areas built for a single family.
2) Medical care and food were often lacking.
Do you agree both of those are sentences by themselves? Good. Now the question boils down to this: how do we properly connect two independent clauses?
A shows them connected with a colon. Nope. What follows a colon is an example of what the first sentence was talking about. (Example: The students broke classroom rules: Amit hit Jordan, Nestor took Patrick's pencil, and Buddy left the room.)
B shows them connected with a comma. Nope. This is called a comma splice.
C shows them connected with the conjunction "and" and a comma to separate them. Correct!
- KrishnamurthyLv 75 months ago
C. Multiple families were packed into areas built for a single family, and medical care and food were often lacking.