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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:
  • Thank you for reaching out and thanks for buying our Premium subscription.
    Correction suggestion: , and
  • So weird but thanks for the help!
    Correction suggestion: , but
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Hello and thanks for reading.
  • Hi and thank you for your suggestion.
  • I appreciate and thank everyone for their input.
  • Thanks and sorry for bad English.
  • Congratulations and thanks to the team for a job well done.
  • I also want to recognize and thank OYSA for their spirit
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: COMMA_COMPOUND_SENTENCE_3 [2]
Version: 5.5-SNAPSHOT (2021-07-30 20:33:04 +0000)