In the example given you cannot put and between the words excited and biting. "She gets excited and biting her thumb" is ungrammatical.They say if you can put and between 2 words, then you should put a comma. Sow in the sentence below I should use a comma?
"She gets excited, biting her thumb."
Can someone show me some more examples, please?
That's indeed ungrammatical. What I meant was this: "She gets excited and bites her thumb."In the example given you cannot put and between the words excited and biting. "She gets excited and biting her thumb" is ungrammatical.
I agree with this and was thinking the same, more or less.In the example sentences where one action is separated from the next by a comma I am expecting a third.
She gets excited, bites her thumb and phones her friend.
She fills the kettle, turns on the stove and waits for the kettle to boil.
They seem wrong, otherwise.
See Comma and And - featuring the Harvard/Oxford comma.I know it's not universal, but I like to put a comma before the and, as in
Andy, Bill, Charlie, Dave, and Eddie went to the party.
Note that this is the opposite of the process that avbm is talking about.In lists, I think that a comma should be replaced with and only when items are explicitly related.
You should bring a salad, a desert, forks and knives, and napkins.