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is the comma correct between studies, and? Suggestions?

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I have taken these virtues with me on my journey through academia and they have been the most powerful influences on both my search for direction in my studies, and purpose in my life.
asked Nov 30 '11 at 19:17 Bryon New member

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I wouldn't have put it there; the 'and' joins two items - direction in my studies and purpose in my life. However, I'd put a comma before the first 'and' because, here, it joins two independent clauses.

Chiew

link comment answered Dec 01 '11 at 00:59 A Clil To Climb Contributor

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