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We've received a warning about my neighbour, and he will be evicted if he doesn't turn his music down, or if my neighbour does not pay his rent on time.

Can the comma and the coordinating conjunction be used to connect a dependent clause?

  • Where is the dependant clause here? You have only two independent clauses connected by the coordinating conjunction and. – mahmud koya May 12 '18 at 5:12
  • You have your grammar wrong. As stated, there is no dependent clause. First independent clause: we've received a warning about my neighbour. Second independent clause: he will be evicted if he doesn't turn his music down or if my neighbour does not pay his rent on time. You need to remove the comma from in front of the or as you only have two items in the second clause. (I would also recommend using doesn't pay for consistency with doesn't turn.) – Jason Bassford May 12 '18 at 6:40

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