Paul was hired as a general manager last fall, and still works as a general manager.
Should I be putting a comma before the conjuction in sentences like the above? (Academic/formal writing wise)
I learned and still see that the grammar books indicate that you cannot put a comma there if the following is a phrase/does not have a subject.
Is it because we treat the omitted subject "he" as existing grammatically and treat the second part as a full sentence?
Thanks in advance.
To avoid any confusion, make two sentences.
Last fall, Paul was hired as a general manager. He is still a general manager.