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The sentence

The movie was loud and the chatter was louder.

Should I need to add a comma before the and that joins the first sentence The movie was loud and the independent clause the chatter was louder?

Which one is correct?

  1. The movie was loud and the chatter was louder.

  2. The movie was loud, and the chatter was louder.

I am not a native English speaker. Please explain your answer too.

  • I imagine the second would be correct, but I'm not sure, and I don't know exactly why :P – veryRandomMe Mar 18 '15 at 18:49
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In this case, "and" is a coordinating conjunction connecting two independent clauses, so a comma is required; #2 is correct.

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