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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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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.
Well, you're not supposed to use comma splices, as far as I know.

Sentence 1 is a comma splice, yes. It would be better to say "and" rather than the comma, or just have two separate sentences. It'd read better if you removed "myself" from the sentence, btw.

Sentence 2 only has one independent clause ("Many businesses will require new and improved equipment") - well there is another one ("every task is carried out finer") but that's not worth mentioning here! You can tell because if you said "to enable that every task is carried out finer" or " considering this will only be an advantage to the businesses' overall performance", you can see that both sentences require more information to be complete. You don't actually need the comma between "equipment" and "to". Also, the English is a bit off at times. You should say "ensure" instead of "enable", perhaps "more precisely" instead of "finer", and "as this will be" instead of "considering this will only be".

Sentence 3 isn't independent clauses again. "some people disagree with smoking" is the independent part and it has a subordinate clause, "as it's a huge, life-threatening risk", attached to it. "Although many people prefer smoking" is another subordinate clause (you know this because it can't be said by itself as it wouldn't make sense alone). All your commas are right in those parts. "avoiding cigarettes may be beneficial for many" should have a full stop before it and be a new clause; what you've done there is a comma splice. "Avoiding" is a gerund in this instance; it functions as a noun. You can replace "avoiding cigarettes" with "it", so you know that is the subject of a new clause.

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