commas before and, and but


I always thought that you didn't need a comma preceeding and or but because those words connect the sentence.

See example:

It's awesome and the cost is minimal to be the group "organizer".
asked May 17 '11 at 18:35 Monti Q Hansard New member

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A comma is never used before  the words and or but according to English traditional grammar.

link comment answered Aug 25 '12 at 05:34 Claire Hiller Hiller New member

The answer to the use of the comma might be usage rather than grammar?

link comment edited Aug 25 '12 at 05:38 Claire Hiller Hiller New member

I was taught that the words and and but separated the two thoughts and thus a comma was not needed. The same in a list, not to use a comma before and because the and is the separator for that part of the list.

link comment answered Oct 02 '13 at 18:09 Patti New member

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