How to use “comma”, “and” & “but”

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  1. (a ) When the meanings of 3 simple sentences go well together, we can join them with a comma and then with and:

Example:

              Dad jogs. Mum walks. Grandpa swims.

              Dad jogs, mum walks and grandpa swims.

 

(b) When the meanings of 4 or more simple sentences go well together, we can join them with commas and then with and:

Example:

              Dad jogs. Mum walks. Grandpa swims. Grandma plays badmintons.

Dad jogs, mum walks, grandpa swims and grandma plays badmintons.

  1. We can use ‘and’ and ‘but’ together to join 3 simple sentences. We use ‘and’ to join the sentences that go together. We use ‘but’ to join the sentences that contrast with each other.

Example:

              She is shy. Her sister is quiet. Their brother is talkative.

She is shy and her sister is quiet but their brother is talkative.

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