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Q) Many of the export controls were slapped on the country after it conducted its first successful nuclear test in 1998 , and an arms race with rival Pakistan is still feared.

If I start with separating the clauses

1: Independent Clause:

Many of the export controls were slapped on the country

2:Dependent Clause

after it conducted its first successful nuclear test in 1998

3: Independent Clause

an arms race with rival Pakistan is still feared.

So My question is:

1:Independent clause (Comma-May/Maynot ) + Dependent Clause --- Correct

1.1: Independent clause (Comma-FANBOYS ) + Independent Clause---Correct

2:dependent clause (Comma- ALWAYS ) + Independent Clause --- Correct??? Do we need to put comma every time if the dependent clause comes before independent clause?

3: Here after Dependent clause

"after it conducted its first successful nuclear test in 1998" , AND (Comma +FANBOYS) + Independent Clause(

an arms race with rival Pakistan is still feared.)

How this is possible ,I mean Dependent clause , AND Independent clause.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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10 Feb 2018, 05:16
Dear Experts,

Would you please reply to the above BASIC query.
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subratdash86 wrote:
Dear Experts,

Would you please reply to the above BASIC query.

Here two independent clauses are joined using comma + conjunction. The dependent clause is a part of the first indepedent clause - your confusion would get cleared, if you realise that a combination of an independent clause and a dependent clause as a whole is an indepedent clause. The structure here is as follows:

[Indepedent clause 1.1+ dependent clause 1.2] + Independent clause 2

1.1+1.2 together makes the independent clause 1

So your interpretation under point 3 is not correct - the structure you see (dependent clause, AND independent clause) is a result of taking this part in isolation.
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15 Feb 2018, 18:31
sayantanc2k wrote:
subratdash86 wrote:
Dear Experts,

Would you please reply to the above BASIC query.

Here two independent clauses are joined using comma + conjunction. The dependent clause is a part of the first indepedent clause - your confusion would get cleared, if you realise that a combination of an independent clause and a dependent clause as a whole is an indepedent clause. The structure here is as follows:

[Indepedent clause 1.1+ dependent clause 1.2] + Independent clause 2

1.1+1.2 together makes the independent clause 1

So your interpretation under point 3 is not correct - the structure you see (dependent clause, AND independent clause) is a result of taking this part in isolation.

Thanks a lot for clearing the concept of [Indepedent clause 1.1+ dependent clause 1.2] + Independent clause 2 .

I have one last query for the above concept, So how to Identify the dependent clause 1.2 is part of the 1st clause and entirely the whole sentence is making Independent clause, and Independent clause. Is there any particular rule or purely based on meaning we need to proceed.
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