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    #1

    need help

    James shrieked as I panicked, while John continued smiling.

    or

    James shrieked as I panicked while John continued smiling.

    What's correct?

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    #2

    Re: need help

    In this case, while does not mean but. Would it be grammatically correct to omit the comma?

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