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Hello, DES3, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

The opposing army were masterful at spreading lies and hate throughout their region, people hated them and therefore feared them.

Actually, the sentence above is a run-on (and therefore grammatically faulty) sentence, that is, one where we find two main clauses merely separated by a comma, without a more effective linking device, such as:

- The opposing army were masterful at spreading lies and hate throughout their region, and therefore / as a result people hated and feared them.

Last edited by Gustavo, Contributor
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