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HW - 2017-11-04
In response to How to use commas in English. (student)

Put commas before FANBOYS:

For – presents rationale ("They do not gamble or smoke, for they are ascetics.")

And – presents non-contrasting item(s) or idea(s) ("They gamble, and they smoke.")

Nor – presents a non-contrasting negative idea ("They do not gamble, nor do they smoke.")

But – presents a contrast or exception ("They gamble, but they don't smoke.")

Or – presents an alternative item or idea ("Every day they gamble, or they smoke.")

Yet – presents a contrast or exception ("They gamble, yet they don't smoke.")

So – presents a consequence ("He gambled well last night, so he smoked a cigar to celebrate.")

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How to use commas in English. -- student -- 2017-11-04
Re How to use commas in English. -- HW -- 2017-11-04
Re How to use commas in English. -- Silverboy -- 2017-11-05
Re How to use commas in English. -- Vince B. -- 2017-11-06
Re How to use commas in English. -- Sean the Sheep -- 2017-11-06
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