Comma Splice Practice 5 Answer Key

Comma splices are highlighted in yellow and have been corrected either through the use of semicolons, coordinate conjunctions, or periods.  Others means of correction are acceptable.

Chocolate is a vegetable.  How so?  Chocolate is derived from cacao beans; beans are vegetables.  In addition, sugar is derived from either sugar CANE or sugar Beets. Both are plants, which places them in the vegetable category.  Thus, chocolate is a vegetable, and you should have at least five servings of vegetables a day.

  To go one step further, chocolate bars also contain milk.  Milk is a healthy dairy product; therefore, chocolate bars are a health food. 

Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices, and strawberries all count as fruit; consequently, you can eat as many as you want.

If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.

Consider this problem.  How do you get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car?  The solution is easy; eat it in the parking lot.

If you are trying to lose weight, here is a delicious diet tip.  Eat a chocolate bar before each meal; it will take the edge off of your appetite, and you will eat less.  If calories are an issue for you, store your chocolate on top of the refrigerator.  Calories are known to be afraid of heights, so they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.

If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet?  Donít they actually counteract each other?

Are you having trouble accomplishing your daily goals?  Here's a suggestion for you.  Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today.  That way you will get at least one thing done!

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