a SAT grammar Question from the OC

<p>in death of a salesman Willy Loman mistankenly believes that his sons have no flaws, (believing which leads) to many problems for the entire family.</p>

<p>the answer is:</p>

<p>(a belief that leads)</p>

<p>so it goes like this:</p>

<p>in death of a salesman Willy Loman mistankenly believes that his sons have no flaws, (a belief that leads) to many problems for the entire family.</p>

<p>but, there is no conjunction after the comma so why it's not a comma splice?</p>

<p>A conjunction would be needed if the second part of the sentense was an independent clause (a sentense that can stand on its own). But in this example "a belief that leads to many problems for the entire family" is not an independent clause and therefore does not need a conjunction.
Hope that helps</p>

<p>thank you!</p>