he looked neat, and had good manners [comma?]

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Ma_linka

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Russian
"But he looked neat, and had very good manners". (c) O. Henry

Does anyone know why comma is needed in this sentence?

Thanks.
 
  • owlman5

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    English-US
    I don't think the comma is necessary, Ma linka. Perhaps O. Henry thought the two clauses were different enough in meaning to justify a comma in that sentence.
     
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