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Aug 12 2009   6:18PM GMT

Comma rules – Dependent clauses

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

I switched from AT&T to _______________ I could only get CDMA coverage after I moved.
a. Verizon, because
b. Verizon because

Which is correct?

Answer: b

Explanation: Don’t put a comma after the main clause when a dependent (subordinate) clause follows it (except for cases of extreme contrast).

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