"...?" she asked, then invited him to sit down

Discussion in 'English Only' started by susanna76, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. susanna76 Senior Member

    Romanian
    Hi,

    I'm not sure if it's ok to use "then" after a comma without "and" in a construction such as the following:

    "And how've you been?" she asked, then invited him to sit down.

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    Thank you!
     
  2. Parla Member Emeritus

    New York City
    English - US
    Either is acceptable, but I'd include the "and".
     
  3. susanna76 Senior Member

    Romanian
    That's how I feel, too. Thank you, Parla!
     

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