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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:
  • I'm sorry but Google isn't supported yet.
    Correction suggestion: , but
  • I could always yell out to Alexa but this seems like a more civilized solution.
    Correction suggestion: , but
  • Sorry to say but there isn’t much support left for X-10 in the market place.
    Correction suggestion: , but
  • I only need on/off so these should work.
    Correction suggestion: , so
  • Doorbell notifications work but that’s it.
    Correction suggestion: , but
  • Some people talk smart but act like future Darwin Award winners.
    Correction suggestion: , but
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Owners of an Amazon Echo Show or Echo Spot can now fully answer Ring doorbells.
  • It seems nobody but Tom does that.
  • It seems no one but Tom does that.
  • Yet an organization composed of nothing but malcontents won't work.
  • A building designed so inmates can't flee.
  • A wild card here is DaBryan Blanton, the small but lightning fast running back from Forney.
  • You shouldn't have given up so quickly Sami dressed like a ninja assassin.
  • Caesar, seeking the legitimacy an endorsement by a senior senator would provide, courted Cicero's favour, but even so Cicero slipped out of Italy and traveled to Dyrrachium (Epidamnos), Illyria, where Pompey's staff was situated.
  • ... for these games to offer employees and that so many were disappointed.
  • Property crime from 2005 to 2006 was unchanged across the country and in Cleveland, with larceny-theft down by 7% but burglaries up almost 14%.
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ID: COMMA_COMPOUND_SENTENCE_2 [3]
Version: 5.4-SNAPSHOT (2021-05-05 20:33:02 +0000)