Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas
Use a comma before the co-ordinateEqual in rank or importance. conjunctionsA conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subjects and verb). Source: Lesson 76 that join
independent clausesA clause is a group of words having a subject and a verb. An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.
Source: Lesson 246 in a compound sentenceA compound sentence combines two or more independent clauses.
Source: Lesson 294. (Very short clauses joined by and may omit the comma.)
Harry will leave on the next flight, but you will join him in a week.
You wash and I will dry.
Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.
1. She walked and he ran.
2. I went to New York by train but I returned by plane.
3. I neither like you nor will I assist you in your request.
4. He will have to help or the project will not be completed.
5. The boss will be here tomorrow and we will ask for a raise.