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When two subjects and verbs joined by a coordinate conjunction share the same object -- now, that sounds like an English teacher, doesn't it? -- there is no comma before the conjunction. ...We looked at and we immediately noticed the abandoned car. Here it is with the object of prepositions: ...She talked to and she enlisted the aid of her brother. And this is an interesting variation on this rule : ...It's going to be and it comes down to -- and it's a scary thing when you are appointed a judge -- what I think. Happy punctuating! Margie