Comma before "and" between two closely related independent clauses?

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Hi. Comma neccesary in sentences like this one?

 

There was a tremendous crash, and shards of stone flew through the air. 

asked Jan 07 '13 at 23:56 Kyle Josiah Bowes New member

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Yes. As long as there are two independent clauses, a comma and a conjunction are necessary.

link comment answered Jan 08 '13 at 00:10 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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