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    Does a comma splice only occur while joining two independent clauses?

    Like this:

    1)I went to the shops, I got myself a new bag.

    Can a comma splice still occur in a sentence with three or more clauses, like
    this?

    2) Many businesses will require new and improved equipment, to enable that every task is carried out finer, considering this will only be an advantage to the businesses' overall performance.

    3) Although many people prefer smoking, some people disagree with smoking as it's a huge, life-threatening risk, avoiding cigarettes may be beneficial for many.

    This is how I would use a comma with three clauses in one sentence . Let me know if there is an error of my comma usage.

    When I have three or more linked thoughts in a sentence I do get confused while using a comma, and whether I have to put a coordinating conjunction and comma after every though that comes to mind.
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