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    Has comma or not

    Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

    Can you please explain to me why the sentence above has no comma after the "ANDs".

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Has comma or not

    Hello Ferdie11

    Why would it need a comma?


    Eat
    more foods that grow on trees and plants

    and

    eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

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    Re: Has comma or not

    I was thinking that

    "Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants

    and

    eat less food that is manufactured in plants."

    are independent clauses, so i think we should use a "comma" before the coordinating conjunction "and".

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    Re: Has comma or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

    Can you please explain to me why the sentence above has no comma after the "ANDs".

    Thanks in advance.
    Arguably, you could put a comma before the second 'and', although it is not necessary. You can't put a comma after the first 'and'.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 29-Jul-2009 at 08:39.

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    Re: Has comma or not

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Arguably, you could put a comma after the second 'and', although it is not necessary. You can't put a comma after the first 'and'.
    Do you mean before the second 'and'?

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    Re: Has comma or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Do you mean before the second 'and'?
    Yes I do, thanks, I've changed it.

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    Re: Has comma or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

    Can you please explain to me why the sentence above has no comma after the "ANDs".

    Thanks in advance.
    You only put a comma after 'and' if you are adding a parenthetical word or phrase.
    Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and, preferably, eat less food that is manufactured in plants. (This is not a good example though).


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    Re: Has comma or not

    Thanks to Raymott and Ferdie11. I have cleared my doubts on using commas after and.


    Thank you.

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    Re: Has comma or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You only put a comma after 'and' if you are adding a parenthetical word or phrase.
    Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and, preferably, eat less food that is manufactured in plants. (This is not a good example though).

    Is this what you mean?

    She finished her work, and then, took a long lunch.

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    Re: Has comma or not

    Is this rule correct?

    Do not use a comma when the sentence starts with an independent clause followed by a dependent clause.

    Can you give me an example of this?

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