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Rule "Comma before 'so/but/and MD + PRP + VB'"

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Description: Comma before 'so/but/and MD + PRP + VB'
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 but can you further improve it?
    Correction suggestion: , but
  • How much did you pay for it and can you get that money back if you resell it?
    Correction suggestion: , and
  • Do you want your whiskey straight or should I mix it with water?
    Correction suggestion: , or
  • Sorry but I accidentally deleted the email you just sent so would you please resend it?
    Correction suggestion: , so
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Should I stay or should I go?
  • Should I or should I not do this?
  • What type of middle school have you or will you complete?
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Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-21 22:33:06 +0200)