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Punctuation Amazon

- A Comma for a Clause -

The rule about a comma preceding a conjunction or an independent clause applies equally well for other conjunctions such as and, or, yet, nor, yet, for, as [because], and while [at the same time]:

    Twice each year they battle the high waters, for the Amazon basin has biannual rainy seasons.
    The villagers were worried, as they had never seen such a flood.
    They stared at the moon's reflection in the water, while the raft drifted downstream.

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