Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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A compound sentence includes two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so). 
In a compound sentence, the conjunction is in most cases preceded by a comma.  However, if both independent clauses are very short, it’s acceptable to omit the comma. 

Incorrect The airport is about to shut down because of the snow and if the plane doesn’t land soon, it                  will have to go on to Boston.

Correct The airport is about to shut down because of the snow, and if the plane doesn’t land soon,                     it will have to go on to Boston.

Incorrect We love to hear from our readers so you are welcome to share your thoughts, views, and                      opinions in the comment section below.
Correct We love to hear from our readers, so you are welcome to share your thoughts, views, and   
                opinions in the comment section below.

Correct Mark brought popcorn and Tina provided soda.

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