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    Default Why doesn't this sentence have a comma?

    This is the sentence: He is versatile because he can sing many different types of songs. Are these not two independent clauses? He is versatile. He can sing many different types of songs. So, it seems as though there should be a comma before because. I'm just trying to understand.

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    Default Re: Why doesn't this sentence have a comma?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy_ View Post
    This is the sentence: He is versatile because he can sing many different types of songs. Are these not two independent clauses? He is versatile. He can sing many different types of songs. So, it seems as though there should be a comma before because. I'm just trying to understand.

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    'He is versatile.' Why is he versatile? 'He is versatile because he can sing many different types of songs.' 'Because' is the key.

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    Default Re: Why doesn't this sentence have a comma?

    So, "he is versatile" is a dependent clause this instant?

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    Default Re: Why doesn't this sentence have a comma?

    So, "he is versatile" is a dependent clause in this instance ?

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