comma before 'and' [compound predicate]: held me by the arm, and led

Hello, everybody

Luby held me by the arm( ) and briskly led me across the street to a jewelry shop.

Is it advisable that I should put a comma before the 'and'?

My input : Yes!

(background : I could hardly breathe during the procession)

Thank you in advance
  • Miss Julie

    Senior Member
    Sorry, a comma would make the sentence incorrect.

    Luby did only two things: (1) held me by the arm and (2) briskly led me across the street. If there was a third thing, then you would need the comma.