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Imagine this:

every single character in your room. All of them. Every single one you have ever read about, watched, imagined, created. All of them putting you to sleep. All of them surrounding your bed and protecting you from all harm with whatever kind of weapon or defense technique they have. They are all there for you. You are safe. And I think that is very very comforting to think about.

Wonder Woman is my favorite from DCEU so far.

The story is easy to follow, the humor is endearing, and the pacing is good. But the action. Oh god the action was eye candy - the camera angles, slow motions, and acrobatics was jaw dropping. You cannot leave the theater and not fall in love with Diana. Just like that one guy said: “I am both frightened and aroused.”

The build up to the climax / climax itself just had pacing issues and a bit too much shift from high to low and then to high moments for my taste.

But other than that, you should definitely go see it. It’s fun, it’s amazing.

What’s Up with Comma Splices?

A comma splice is a grammar error that is created by joining two independent clauses (complete sentences) with a comma. It is one of the most common grammar mistakes; if you pay attention, you’ll encounter dozens of them each day.

Since we have two complete sentences, we would form a comma splice if we combined them by using just a comma:

We see comma splices everywhere, and it’s unfortunate that people don’t know how to correct them.

💁🏻 Here is an easy way to correct a comma splice:

❗️ There is another way to fix comma splices: use the “FANBOYS”:

⚠️ IMPORTANT NOTE: If the sentences are short, the comma before each FANBOYS is optional. However, on the SAT and ACT exams, they ALWAYS require a comma.

The technical name for the FANBOYS is coordinating conjunction. The term itself isn’t important; what actually matters is the role that coordinating conjunctions play. So let’s take a random comma splice and fix it by using one of the FANBOYS:

The sentence is now correct. On standardized tests, comma splices are quite common. Placing one of the FANBOYS between the two independent clauses (i.e., complete sentences) solves this problem. 

💁🏻‍♂️ Just be sure to pick the one that makes the most logical sense. (For instance, there is a big difference between “but” and “and,” so you have to pick the right word.)