I wrote a sentence, but I have my doubts that the punctuation in it is wrong. Please help me fix it.

Here's the sentence:

"First, comment, then see what others commented."

Explain what's wrong and if it's correct, please explain that as well.

closed as off-topic by Mari-Lou A, Mick, Spagirl, tchrist Nov 17 '17 at 12:51

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You need substitute a semicolon for your comma after "comment," to replace that comma that ungrammatically splices two main, independent clauses. Another reason a semicolon is needed after "comment" is that your first clause has a prior, internal comma.

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