comma before the conjunction - is this rule changing
My editor nixes almost every comma I use, including before a conjunction connecting two independent clauses. I understand a preference for omitting the serial comma, but it seems wrong to me to omit the comma between independent clauses. Am I just being old school?
Awareness of the program has increased since 2010, but few have used it.
The editor encourages run-on sentences? Interesting.
The Chicago Manual of Style supports what we were taught a long time ago. Use a comma with a conjunction separating independent clause. That issue alone would make me reconsider my choice in editors. Chicago also strongly recommends the serial comma, by the way.
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