Comma in a sentence

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what is wrong with the comma before "but" in this sentence?

See example:

Asiatic lilies are known for their great variety of colors, but are generally different shades of red, orange, yellow, and pink.
asked Mar 20 '13 at 07:12 Brianna Vigliotti New member

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A comma and coordinating conjunction are used to separate two independent clauses in a compound sentence. Your sentence has a compound verb with a single subject, lilies. Commas aren't used between the compound verbs.

Asiatic lilies are known for their great variety of colors but are generally different shades of red, orange, yellow, and pink.

 

 

 

This can be changed to a compound sentence with the addition of a subject for the second verb.

 

Asiatic lilies are known for their great variety of colors, but THEY are generally different shades of red, orange, yellow, and pink.

 

Now, the comma is appropriate.

link comment answered Mar 20 '13 at 10:36 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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