comma usage

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Do I need comma in this sentence?

 

Don't forget, Tom is a liar

comma asked Jul 21 at 16:36 Rus New member

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You don't need a comma.  But you do need some punctuation.  You have two independent clauses. In the first, you have an imperative.  The subject is an implied you.  An independent clause is a complete sentence, so you can use two periods.

 

Don't forget. Tom is a liar.

 

You can join two independent clauses with a semicolon.  We generally only use the semicolon when the two independent clauses are very closely related.  That is the case here.

 

Don't forget; Tom is a liar.

 

You can also use a dash between the two in informal situations.  Again, that is the case here.

 

Don't forget - Tom is a liar.

link answered Jul 21 at 17:53 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Thank you, very helpful

RusJul 22 at 09:24

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