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    #1

    I took an umbrella, as it was raining. I went for a swim, because it was very hot.

    I took an umbrella, as it was raining.
    I went for a swim, because it was very hot.

    Is a comma obligatory in the above sentences? Thanks.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 26-May-2013 at 16:42.

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    Re: I took an umbrella, as it was raining. I went for a swim, because it was very hot

    Generally, we do not insert a comma before "because". A comma before "as" is more common because "as" functions as many parts of speech besides conjunction, and confusion can arise without a comma.

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