You can play volleyball, and you can learn... [comma?]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by marcogaiotto, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. marcogaiotto Senior Member

    Italian
    Hello, guys! What about giving a look at the following?
    You cal play volleyball and other team sports, and you can learn other new sports.
    Is the comma after "sports" necessary? I think so...What would you suggest?
    Thanks a lot beforehand!
     
  2. dojibear

    dojibear Senior Member

    Fresno CA
    English - Northeast US
    1. You can play volleyball and other team sports, and you can learn other new sports.
    2. You can play volleyball and other team sports and you can learn other new sports.

    Both sentences are correct. The comma is optional: it is not required in this sentence, but it is correct.

    And it is useful. Breaking up the sentence, by using commas to separate clauses, makes it easier to read. Your example sentence is short (15 words), so adding a comma isn't important. When sentences stretch to 40 words, or have confusing grammar in them, then adding commas is much more important.
     
  3. marcogaiotto Senior Member

    Italian
    That's wonderful, dojibear! Thank you so much!
     

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