Lesson 366 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Use a comma before the coordinate conjunctions that join independent clauses in a compound sentence. (Very short clauses joined by and may omit the comma.) Examples: 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.
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Answers:
1. She walked and he ran. (no comma needed, but you would not be wrong to use one after walked)
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.

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