Which of these three is correct, and why? (English)?

I went to the store, and bought a gallon of milk.

I went to the store, and I bought a gallon of milk.

I went to the store and bought a gallon of milk.

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  • Pontus
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    #1 is wrong. no comma between compound predicates with the same subject.

    see http://blog.writeathome.com/index.php/2011/06/seve... rule #2

    #2 is correct. Commas are needed between two complete independent clauses. Repeating "I' is unnecessary, but it isn't wrong. You can do so if you choose to, especially for informal writing or speaking.

    see https://www.businessinsider.com.au/a-guide-to-prop... ; Rule #1.

    #3 is correct, as described in #1. This is the most efficient choice, but that doesn't mean it's the only correct one. Efficiency is not always the goal of the speaker.

    Source(s): studied linguistics and English grammar; native speaker
  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The third one is correct.

    Commas are not needed before the word 'and'.

    You don't need to repeat the word 'I'.

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    I went to the store and bought a llon of milk.

    No need for the second 'l' .

    There is no need for the comma before 'and'.

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