Is the following sentence missing semicolons or commas? If so, where?: As I turned around I heard a loud thump the cat had knocked over the goldfish bowl.

1 Answer
May 7, 2018

Answer:

Yes, it is missing punctuation.

Explanation:

It needs a comma and a semicolon to separate the sentence and properly punctuate it.

A comma is needed to separate the phrase "as I turned around" from the rest of the sentence. And a semicolon is needed to separate the two independent clauses from each other:

  • As I turned around#color(red),# I heard a loud thump#color(red);# the cat had knocked over the goldfish bowl.