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    #1

    The mother admonished her children for throwing

    Would you please correct the mistakes in my sentences?

    The mother admonished her children for throwing stones at the passing train. "Imagine if you were on that train, and the stone flew through the window," she said.

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    #2

    Re: The mother admonished her children for throwing

    The comma isn't necessary.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: The mother admonished her children for throwing

    In the "old days" when a conjunction joined two independent clauses, the comma was needed (by prescriptionists).
    I agree it's not necessary, but it is certainly not wrong.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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