Student or Learner
Is the following correct:
He has completed his studies, and has gotten a job.
Basically, is the "comma" before "and" correct in the above sentence and why?
For information, "gotten" would (I think) be used more in AmE. In BrE, we would say:
He has completed his studies and got a job.
He has completed his studies and has got a job.
He has completed his studies and he has got a job.
Personally, I prefer "found/has found" to "got/has got".
Last edited by riquecohen; 12-Aug-2011 at 20:17. Reason: added link
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(1) I believe that you have a sentence with a compound predicate (the subject is
doing two things).
(2) Thus I suggest:
He has completed his studies and gotten a job. (No need to repeat the second
(3) If the sentence were a compound sentence (two independent sentences), then
you would need a comma:
Tom has completed his studies, and he has already gotten a job.