At 2:22 PM -0400 6/29/06, T.W. Smith wrote:
>2) Click File, click New. That comma splice becomes, "Click File, then click 
>New." which is technically incorrect and ought be "Click File, and then click 

 But this isn't even the same construct. This is an imperative; a set of 
instructions: do something and then do something else. You can't put an "if" in 
front of this and have it make sense. So it's not the same construct as "If 
condition A is true, then condition B is true" (or alternately, "If condition A 
is true, then do B"). Totally different things.

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