Writing: A College Handbook - The Comma (Ch. 29)
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Use a comma before a conjunction (and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet) linking two independent clauses: “Canadians watch America closely, but most Americans know little about Canada.” Use a comma before a conjunction linking the last two items in a series: “She loved life, liberty, and the happiness of being pursued.” For more on conjunctions, see 15.2 and 15.3. For more on punctuating items in a series, see 29.7.
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