The Word "That" -- Omitted

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We have to be aware when the word "that" is omitted -- which usually makes something a dependent clause, needing no comma, rather than an independent clause, which would need a comma. ...Suppose a patient arrives on an afternoon and you've been in there in the morning. No comma before "and" because the "that" is understood, beginning a dependent clause, not an independent clause. ...I know that Mr. Smith has drafted a lawsuit in this case and it's got a petition in it and the petition has sort of the legal crux of what the case is. Happy punctuating! Margie