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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)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • My friends are in Washington but I am in Seattle.
    Correction suggestion: , but
  • I quite liked it although I’m not quite sure why yet.
    Correction suggestion: , although
  • EPRM 2001 will be held in Houston on the 14th, 15th & 16th of May and I am keen to start the initial research as soon as possible.
    Correction suggestion: , and
  • I have conducted a search on, and Dow Jones and I am coming up empty handed.
    Correction suggestion: , and
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Since my home is secure and I’m white, I did nothing.
  • What I am finding a bit strange is that although I am following some topics, I do not get all the messages in my stream with those topics tagged.
  • Not only you but also I am in the wrong.
  • Chris, Just so I'm clear....
  • In fact Audrey and I am visiting BCCK this Friday to be sure we are not leaving anything else on the table which Enron could capture.
  • Not only you but also I am in the wrong.
  • He wasn’t invited to the party and I wasn’t either.
  • He was invited to the party and I was too.
  • They hugged even although they just had a big fight.
  • The customer jumps from topic to topic so often it becomes confusing
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