Why use comma before and?

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2012-05-30 19:59:56

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A comma is used before "and" if it is a compound sentence. You can check to see if it is compound sentence by covering up the "and" and seeing if both parts of the sentence make sence by themselves. No comma is needed if the sentence is not compound. For Example: Bob ran, and he walked. (comma b/c it's compound) Bob ran and walked. (no comma b/c it's not compound) Hope this helps!

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