Using commas with “and” and “but”

Using commas with and and but

About a month ago, I wrote a post about a common comma mistake: separating the subject and the verb with a comma. Here, I’m going to tackle how to use commas with the coordinating conjunctions and and butOf course, we use commas with these coordinating conjunctions in lists, but I’m not here to discuss the serial comma today. I want to talk about using commas with and and but to separate independent clauses.

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Don’t separate the subject and verb with a comma

Don’t separate the subject and verb with a comma

The comma is the most misused piece of punctuation. Commas are flexible to an extent, but there are several general rules that govern their usage. In this post, I tackle a very common comma mistake: separating the subject and the verb with a comma.

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