Posted by: Margaret Rouse
commas, compound predicates
The new and improved Storage-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings _________________ getting a lot of attention.
a. look a lot different than they used to, and are
b. look a lot different than they used to and are
Explanation: The subject of the sentence, offerings, is the subject for two verbs — getting and look. Don’t put a comma between the two verbs or verb phrases in a compound predicate. (See Comma Rule #13.)