Does the following sentence have any missing commas or semicolons? If so, where?: She said she really liked the book she particularly liked the final three chapters.
The sentence must have a semicolon after "book."
This is really two independent clauses -- two separate sentences.
1) She said she really liked the book.
2) She particularly liked the final three chapters.
• When two independent clauses have no punctuation between them (the way they appear in the question), they make a "run-on sentence" error.
• When two independent clauses are joined with just a comma, they make a "comma splice" error.
There are a few choices for correcting this error:
You can use a semicolon
1) If you must use a semicolon as implied in the question, then locate it after the word "book" to correct the punctuation.
A semicolon (without a coordinating conjunction) can be used to link two independent clauses
• when they are both closely related to the same idea
• when the "weight" or importance are the same for both.
So the semicolon makes this correct:
You can use other punctuation
1) You can add a comma and a coordinating conjunction
2) You can separate the independent clauses into two sentences by using a period between them
3) You can use a dash between the independent clauses