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Rule "comma between independent clauses"

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Description: comma between independent clauses
Message: Use a comma before "\6" if it connects two independent clauses (unless they are closely connected and short).
Category: Punctuation (ID: PUNCTUATION)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The weather is great and again the game was called off.
    Correction suggestion: , and
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • They do unannounced and undocumented cloud side changes all the time.
  • It's primary and core purpose is SmartThings control.
  • We don't even send a verification e-mail to check if the address is valid and the user owns it.
  • I couldn't tell wether they are tight or the price is just high.
  • Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped.
  • Individuals at risk of a severe withdrawal syndrome as well as those who have significant or acute comorbid conditions are generally treated as inpatients.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: COMMA_COMPOUND_SENTENCE_2 [5]
Version: 5.5-SNAPSHOT (2021-07-30 20:33:04 +0000)