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Rule "comma between independent clauses"

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Description: comma between independent clauses
Message: Use a comma before '\4' 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's latest software isn't supported yet.
    Correction suggestion: , but
  • I'm sorry but my friends' dogs cannot come.
    Correction suggestion: , but
  • I'm sorry but my best friend's new dog cannot attend.
    Correction suggestion: , but
  • Mom's goal was to graduate college but dad's goal was mom.
    Correction suggestion: , but
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • WorldCom said that although Verizon's rates increased very little since the plan's inception, they are excessive, as shown by the incumbent's 33% return on equity.
  • The irony is that although the public's opinion is important, it must pay for its acceptance.
  • As he did so the Frenchman's car began smoking and on lap 16 he dropped out, leaving Amon (who had overtaken Rodriguez) in the lead.
  • Changes in Word’s but also LanguageTool’s performances may occur in the future.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: COMMA_COMPOUND_SENTENCE_2 [8]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-10-01 20:33:02 +0000)