# 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.

May 7, 2018

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$\textcolor{red}{,}$ I heard a loud thumpcolor(red); the cat had knocked over the goldfish bowl.