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    Better punctuation

    I would like to know the techniques on splitting or making pauses of a long sentence in a more natural way.

    For example, would native speakers put a comma before the word "and"? :
    Prof Chan received his PhD from University College London in 1993, and was Professor of Networked Systems of its Computer Science Department until 2001.

    Also, I have noted that people would put a semi-colon or a comma before connectives such as "however", and which of the punctuation is used more frequently? Thank you.

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    Re: Better punctuation

    I would put a comma before 'and' to break up a long sentence like that.

    Please start a new thread to ask your unrelated qiestion.

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