My passion, however, is art, and I try to see as many exhibits as possible.


Yes, your comma placement is correct.

You need a comma before the and because it is a coordinate conjunction joining two independent clauses. The two parts of the sentence are complete sentences on their own, and when independent clauses are joined by a coordinate conjunction (like and, but, or, etc.) you need a comma before the conjunction.

However is an interjection here and also needs to be set off by commas.


I think that's correct, but to reduce the number of commas, maybe you could say: "My passion is art, however, and I try to see as many exhibits as possible."

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.