I'm confused about commas in English language.
German : <main clause> and <main clause>.
English: <main clause>, and <main clause>.
In German I know two main clauses combined with
"and" or other conjunctions do work on their own and there must be no comma like in
you and me.
you, and me would be wrong, wouldn't it ?
"In order to keep her attention focused on class activities, the student turned off her phone's ringer, and she put her ear buds in her backpack."
- "the student turned off her phone's ringer" = main clause ?
- "she put her ear buds in her backpack" = main clause ?
(I don't even know how to ask)
Can someone please explain to me what's behind it in English language ?
And what commas can I leave away ? That's another mystery to me.