Sony Joins Sentences Correctly

The quotation showing correct comma usage:

“We have been working around the clock to restore operations as quickly as possible, and we expect to have some of our games and services up and running soon.”
(From https://www.soe.com/securityupdate/recentupdates.vm.)

This statement has one comma, and it is correct. The comma follows Zen Comma Rule D: Put a comma before a coordinating conjunction that joins two independent clauses.

(An independent clause has a subject and a predicate and can serve as a complete sentence. The coordinating conjunctions are for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so.)

The first independent clause is “We have been working around the clock to restore operations as quickly as possible.” This has the subject “We” and the predicate starting with “have been working.” This independent clause can serve as a complete sentence.

The second independent clause is “we expect to have some of our games and services up and running soon.” This independent clause has the subject “we” and the predicate starting with “expect.” This one, too, can serve as a complete sentence.

Now that we have identified the two independent clauses, we see that they are joined by the coordinating conjunction “and.” Following Rule D, the writer of this statement put a comma before the coordinating conjunction.

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