I have seen this question. However, I'm not sure how to leverage that lesson for this particular sentence. The sentence I'm having trouble with is

I did this and he and she helped me.

There are two "and"s in this sentence. My intuition tells me it should be

I did this and he, and she, helped me.

But this still looks wrong. What am I doing wrong?

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    The comma should precede the second clause: I did this, and he and she helped me.
    – deadrat
    Jan 28, 2017 at 6:28

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The comma should come after "this".

I did this, and he and she helped me.

If I can offer an opinion, I'd go with "they" instead of "he and she", if possible.

  • Thanks! And, actually, in place of he and she, I have actual names that I'm just introducing. Hence why I kept the "he" and "she." Otherwise, I would have went with your suggestion.
    – user212550
    Jan 28, 2017 at 6:54

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