Commas before FANBOYS subordinating conjunctions??

(4 Posts)
NoonarAgain Fri 30-Sep-16 16:26:39

I've been looking at some on line resources for teaching punctuation and grammar and would like to check a couple of things.

Is it correct to use a comma beforethe FANBOYS conjunctions (as in the sentences below)?

I might get a pizza, or I might get a burger.
I would like a dog, but my brother would prefer a cat.
Tom ran as fast as he could, yet Tom won the race.

I am asking because I think I disagree with what it is saying online.

TIA

mrz Sat 01-Oct-16 05:59:03

Quick "rule" commas are used to separate clauses and would be placed before and, but, for, nor, or, yet

irvineoneohone Sat 01-Oct-16 08:03:05

These grammar tutorial video's are awesome.

www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar

NynaevesSister Sat 01-Oct-16 09:14:09

Assuming there are two Toms otherwise the last sentence wouldn't make sense, I wouldn't put a comma in any of them.

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