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Comma before "and"


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OK, so here Marcel Iseli sets out the rules for the use of comma before "and". Essentially he says a comma is only required before "and" when it joins two independent clauses. He then appears to breach his own advice by adding a comma before an dependent clause, as follows:


Some words, though, are complicated, and can use commas in many different ways.

Is this grammatical? If so, how?

Many thanks!


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