comma before 'but' [conjunction]: no longer a party of ideas, but a

Eugeeen

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I know that commas are used to many things. One of them is to express contrast, even when there are no independent clauses.
But my question is this: Should this sentence have a comma between "ideas" and "but" or not? Why?



Sentence: No longer is the party a party of ideas, but a party which has shunned intellectuals in exchange for votes.


Thanks for you help
 
  • Commas are often used where you want a brief pause... like the teeny-tiny drumroll that is an effective introduction to your second clause.

    No longer is the party a party of ideas [dramatic pause for effect] but a party which has shunned intellectuals in exchanges for votes.
     
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