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Below is a sentence from yourdictionary.com

There has been an increase in greenhouse gases, therefore global warming is happening. (Depending on a writer)

Which can be rewritten as:

1)- There has been an increase in greenhouse gases; therefore, global warming is happening.

Or

2)- There has been an increase in greenhouse gases. Therefore, global warming is happening.

Please confirm if above two sentences can be rewritten as a replacement of original one.

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There are a few ways to fix the sentence with therefore :

1 - Make the clause beginning with therefore as a separate sentence. There has been an increase in greenhouse gases. Therefore, global warming is happening

2 - Use a semicolon instead of a comma. ( to introduce a new independent clause) There has been an increase in greenhouse gases; therefore, global warming is happening

3 - Use commas around both sides of therefore if it is used as an intensifier or for emphasis There has been an increase in greenhouse gases, therefore, global warming is happening

4 - Or you can add a conjunction to link the two independent clauses.There has been an increase in greenhouse gases, and therefore global warming is happening

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