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    Question subject in sentences coordinated by 'and'

    Hi there,



    I'd like you to tell me if the following is OK:

    One year ago Jane's first crossword saw the light of day, and was soon tackled by her most brilliant students.

    Need I have a subject in the second sentence as well ('it')?
    '...., and it was soon tackled...'?
    Should I use a comma after 'One year ago,...'?

    Thank you,
    dreamer2009


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    #2

    Re: subject in sentences coordinated by 'and'

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009 View Post

    Need I have a subject in the second sentence as well ('it')?
    '...., and it was soon tackled...'? No, you can elide the subject in the second clause.
    Should I use a comma after 'One year ago,...'? The use of comma is optional.

    Thank you,
    dreamer2009


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    Question Re: subject in sentences coordinated by 'and'

    Hi again,

    Thanks for your prompt reply.

    In the same sentence:
    One year ago, Jane's first crossword saw the light of day,and soon afterwars her brilliant students tackled it.
    Is the comma after 'day' is OK?

    Thank you,
    daydreamer


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    #4

    Re: subject in sentences coordinated by 'and'

    Normally, a coordinating conjunction, which joins two independent clauses, is preceded by a comma.

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