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Rule "comma between independent clauses"

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Description: comma between independent clauses
Message: Use a comma before '\2' if it connects two independent clauses (unless they are closely connected and short).
Category: Punctuation (ID: PUNCTUATION)
Link: https://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/commas_before_conjunctions.htm
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Bill didn't work hard enough and so he failed.
    Correction suggestion: , and
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Alan and I am preparing a monthly trading and transactional summary, a litigation report and the TOP TEN legal risk report.
  • Being open, Adam and I have different views on the direction of the organization.
  • Tom, Mary, John, Alice and I used to sing together.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: COMMA_COMPOUND_SENTENCE [2]
Version: 5.3-SNAPSHOT (2021-03-01 21:33:03 +0000)