If I am writing "Sounds good, thanks.", is a comma appropriate between "Sounds good" and "thanks"? It seems awkward/too much to instead do "Sounds good; thanks." or "Sounds good. Thanks."

Would the same rule as above apply for situations such as "OK, thanks." and "Yes, please."?

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    Use of the comma in this situation is appropriate. Use of the period is also appropriate, but also more formal.
    – psosuna
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 22:18
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    I prefer the period, but I agree it is a style choice. Both are fine.
    – Lumberjack
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 23:18

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Sounds good, thanks.

would only be used in informal contexts. It would not be appropriate in formal essay writing, for example, as Sounds good is a fragment. Thus, there aren't any rules per se.

Personally, I have observed a comma to be more commonly used. I also read commas as a short pause and periods as a longer stop, so Sounds good. Thanks. doesn't sound like I would say it. I know that is subjective, but as there is not a formal rule, I think it is appropriate.

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