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    Question about a comma

    Hi Teachers,

    In the following sentence, do I need a comma before 'and'? If not, could you tell me why please?


    This is the last time you arrive here without a tie, and you mustn’t arrive late another time!


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Question about a comma

    * Not a teacher

    Many teachers have recently said that sometimes a comma is just a matter of style, a subjective choice. I think this is one of those cases. I wouldn't use a comma here, it is not necessary.

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    Re: Question about a comma

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGod View Post
    * Not a teacher

    Many teachers have recently said that sometimes a comma is just a matter of style, a subjective choice. I think this is one of those cases. I wouldn't use a comma here, it is not necessary.
    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your reply.

    Best,
    Learning

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    Re: Question about a comma

    This is the last time you arrive here without a tie, and you mustn’t arrive late another time!
    In the spoken reproof, the speaker would pause after 'tie' before emphasising and.

    In the written version, the comma indicates that momentary pause.

    Rover

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    Re: Question about a comma

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In the spoken reproof, the speaker would pause after 'tie' before emphasising and.

    In the written version, the comma indicates that momentary pause.

    Rover
    Hi Rover,
    Thak you for your reply. That's quite an explanation!!

    Best,
    Learning

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