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Rule "comma between independent clauses"

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Description: comma between independent clauses
Message: Use a comma before '\5' 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:
  • I need to borrow some money so I can buy some medicine for Tom.
    Correction suggestion: , so
  • I have gotten better although I was told I wouldn’t improve.
    Correction suggestion: , although
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I want a wife and children, and so I need a house.
  • I think I have to go on a lower dose just so I can afford them.
  • Are you just getting back from the gym, if so I'm impressed.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: COMMA_COMPOUND_SENTENCE [3]
Version: 5.4-SNAPSHOT (2021-06-16 18:06:41 +0000)