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Rule "Comma before 'so/but/and please'"

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Description: Comma before 'so/but/and please'
Message: Use a comma before "\3" if it connects two independent clauses (unless they are closely connected and short).
Category: Punctuation (ID: PUNCTUATION)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It's great so please do not change it.
    Correction suggestion: , so
  • Thank you very much and please let me know if there is anything else that you need.
    Correction suggestion: , and
  • I have added a poll so please vote!
    Correction suggestion: , so
  • The letter is to be sent Thursday, September 21st so please advise if you have concerns no later than close of business the day before.
    Correction suggestion: , so
  • If there is anything I can do, I will be in so please just let me know.
    Correction suggestion: , so
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • If so please advise your fax number.
  • If you wish to administer this directly or together please let me know.
  • My assesment (and please correct me if I am wrong) is that ...
  • Please let me know (and please do copy Michael on your response) whether your schedule will allow your participation in this very special event.
  • If you need me to do so please let me know.
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Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)