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    Comma before and..

    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?

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    Bharosey.

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    Re: Comma before and..

    Quote Originally Posted by rambharosey View Post
    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?

    Thanks,
    Bharosey.
    It's correct, but not necessary.

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    #3

    Re: Comma before and..

    Quote Originally Posted by rambharosey View Post
    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?

    Thanks,
    Bharosey.
    It's unnecessary. It's not grammatically wrong - you could use a comma here in a very long sentence, just for clarity. But this sentence is far better without it.
    Why? Because you don't need a comma between two clauses joined by 'and'.

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    Re: Comma before and..

    Quote Originally Posted by rambharosey View Post
    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?

    Thanks,
    Bharosey.
    It's not incorrect but as the other said it's not necessary.

    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".

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    Re: Comma before and..

    Quote Originally Posted by rambharosey View Post
    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?I would say that it's unusual.

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    Bharosey.
    Use a comma to separate elements in a series of three or more. In such cases, a comma before 'and" is optional. As your sentence has only two elements, the word "and" serves to join the two, and no comma is needed. Take a look at a previous thread. https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...omma-here.html
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    Re: Comma before and..

    Quote Originally Posted by rambharosey View Post
    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?

    Thanks,
    Bharosey.

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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

    "has.")

    (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.

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