comma before 'and' [conjunction]: held in his right hand and his arm

skarface

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A. "The gun was firmly held in his right hand and his arm resting on the armrest."

B. "The gun was firmly held in his right hand, and his arm resting on the armrest."

Q1. Is "And his arm resting on the armrest" a subordinating clause of "The gun was firmly held in his right hand"? Do I not need a comma before "and" or not?

Q2. What does a clause without a form of be, like "is" or "was", called?
Example: "His arm resting on the armrest."
 
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    To make this into a "good" sentence, omit the conjunction.
    The gun was firmly held in his right hand, his arm resting on the armrest.

    I don't have a grammatical term for the red clause.
     
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