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June 1, 2023.
Empathy and sympathy are related words that differ in meaning. Though they’re often used interchangeably, they differ in the kind of emotional involvement they describe.
Empathy is a noun describing the ability to relate to another person’s feelings by imagining yourself in their situation.
Sympathy is a noun describing compassion for another person who is facing difficult circumstances or negative feelings. It suggests that you feel pity for someone but don’t necessarily fully understand their feelings.
July 25, 2022
October 31, 2023.
A comma splice is a grammatical error that occurs when a comma is used to join two independent clauses without a conjunction. An independent clause can function as a standalone sentence, because it has its own subject and verb.
To fix a comma splice, you can:
Replace the comma with a semicolon (;) to show that the two parts of the sentence are closely related
Replace the comma with a period (.) to create two separate sentences
Add a coordinating or subordinating conjunction (e.g., “and,” “although”) to indicate the relationship between the clauses or to emphasize one of them
Comma splice sentences
Comma splice corrections
Rose likes fruit, she doesn’t like vegetables.
Rose likes fruit; she doesn’t like vegetables.
Eli is a volunteer firefighter, Ben is an event planner.
Eli is a volunteer firefighter. Ben is an event planner.
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February 5, 2023.
Further and farther are related words that can have similar meanings, depending on the context. Both can refer to distances, but further has some additional senses for which you can’t use farther.
Farther can be used as an adjective and an adverb. It’s used to mean “at a greater distance,” whether literally or figuratively.
Further may be used in a similar way to mean “at a greater distance” (though “farther” is more common). But it can also be used as an adjective meaning “more,” as an adverb meaning “additionally,” and as a verb meaning “advance” or “promote.”
Examples: Farther in a sentence
Examples: Further in a sentence
Colorado is farther from New York than Iowa.
Further research is needed into the subject.
We were sitting farther away from the stage than I had hoped.
Geoff intended to further his career through hard work and diligence.
I’ll go this far, and no farther.
Further, I intend to investigate the effects of caffeine intake on the participants’ concentration.