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    #1

    comma

    He has a decayed tooth, but he is afraid to see a dentist.

    Is the comma after 'tooth' obligatory?

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    #2

    Re: comma

    Yes, it is, because if you take out the comma and the but, the sentence is essentially two sentences.
    Here are some links for further information about commas.
    A Brief, No-Nonsense Guide to Comma Usage
    Rules for Comma Usage
    Using Commas


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    #3

    Re: comma

    Tnx for the links, Rancher.

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