Take a look at the above-mentioned sentence.

We buy more, possess more but forget our responsibility towards the society

Is this correctly punctuated?

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    I think "and" would be the right choice. We buy more and possess more
    – Raj 33
    Oct 27, 2018 at 17:15

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Punctuation is used sometimes for a grammatical purpose: different punctuation would change the meaning of what is being said.

In this case, however, punctuation is indicating how the sentence might be spoken, with the commas showing where the speaker would pause. On that basis, a comma after "...possess more" would be a good idea to separate the thought about possessing from the thought about forgetting. Without the comma the reader might be confused for a moment that buying was somehow being contrasted with "possessing and forgetting".

  • Agreed. There is also a full-stop missing from the end of the sentence and that isn't optional
    – Au101
    Oct 27, 2018 at 21:47

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