comma before 'but' [conjunction]: a similiar, but cheaper, solution

cicciosa

Senior Member
Italian
Hi everybody,
just a simple question...
To my eyes it looks better to write

A similiar but cheaper solution....

instead of using commas

A similiar, but cheaper, solution....

Do you agree with me? :)

Thanks,
cicciosa
 
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Some reference sources suggest that commas that might be called for by the sentence structure can be omitted in short sentences if there is no risk of confusion.
     
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