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    Smile Comma or No Comma?

    Hi all,

    My job requires me to design descriptions for products, newsletters, magazine articles etc.

    I came across this sentence whilst proof reading a newsletter:

    "Now the snow has cleared and temperatures are rising it's time to plant!"

    I know i may be acting pedantic or incorrect all together, but should there be a comma after rising so the sentence reads:

    "Now the snow has cleared and temperatures are rising, it's time to plant!"

    Thanks for your assistance.

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    Re: Comma or No Comma?

    I don't know about 'should', but it's easier to read with the comma.

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    Re: Comma or No Comma?

    Quote Originally Posted by HaiiGrammar View Post
    Hi all,

    My job requires me to design descriptions for products, newsletters, magazine articles etc.

    I came across this sentence whilst proof reading a newsletter:

    "Now the snow has cleared and temperatures are rising it's time to plant!"

    I know I may be acting pedantic or incorrect altogether, but should there be a comma after rising? So the sentence would read:

    "Now the snow has cleared and temperatures are rising, it's time to plant!"

    Thanks for your assistance.
    I'd probably put a semi-colon there.

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    Re: Comma or No Comma?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'd probably put a semi-colon there.
    There is a difference, in my opinion.

    The comma suggests, "Now (that) the snow has cleared...,"

    The semi-colon suggests, "The snow has cleared.....now;"

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    Re: Comma or No Comma?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    There is a difference, in my opinion.

    The comma suggests, "Now (that) the snow has cleared...,"

    The semi-colon suggests, "The snow has cleared.....now;"
    I agree but to me the exclamation mark at the end suggests a semi-colon.

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    Re: Comma or No Comma?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I agree but to me the exclamation mark at the end suggests a semi-colon.
    I have tried saying this several times, and I think that the exclamation mark could work with the comma. I agree that it's probably more likely with the semi-colon.

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