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  1. clm3504

    Red face do either of these sentances need commas?

    Bill went hunting and shot a dove.

    Bill went hunting and he shot a dove.

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    Re: do either of these sentances need commas?

    Formal rules of punctuaton would require that you have a comma in the second one because you have created a new independent clause with its own subject. You will find many examples in which this comma is omitted, however.

    I don't prefer the second version. With the same subject, there is no need to use the "he."

    {not a teacher}

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