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What is the rule using a comma and the word "and"?

-------resource background, and the ability.

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    You'd use a comma before "and" in these two circumstances specifically:

    * in the middle of a compound sentence (#2 in the site linked below)

    * just before the last of a series (#1 in the site linked below)

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm

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