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    Default Grammar & punctuation questions

    1. The question has been answered a few times already, but has not been answered.

    Okay to omit the subject in the sentences like the above (omitting the subject in the second clause), right?
    A comma before "but" is necessary even when the subject is missing?


    2. It is coming soon within 2 weeks time.

    A comma is necesasry before "within"?
    The bolded part is a prepositional phrase?


    3. I can translate the parts that may be confusing, mostly from after the info about the policies.

    I should probably take out "from"?
    A comma before "mostly" is necessary?
    Is the bolded part a correct usage of a prepositional phrase?


    4. The information about the policies will be released soon enough within a few weeks, a month or two at maximum, so there is no need to wonder about it too much.

    A correct usage of a noun phrase as an appositive?


    5. It is okay to omit the subject in the sentences like the above (omitting the subject in the second clause), right?

    Vs. It is okay to omit the subject in the sentences like the above, omitting the subject in the second clause, right?

    Both sentences are okay grammar and punctuation wise?


    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by vcolts; 04-Nov-2009 at 06:33.

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    Default Re: Grammar & punctuation questions

    1. Grammar and punctuation are correct. However, the sentence doesn't really make logical sense. Yes, it's okay (and generally preferred) to omit restating the subject in the second clause. Since the second clause is not independent, the comma is optional. I would personally put it there. Others may not.

    2. "It is coming within two weeks' time." Note the differences. No comma, omit the word soon (it's unnecessary and subjective), and an apostrophe after weeks to denote its possessive nature in this context.

    3. Remove from, as you stated, and this sentence is okay. The comma is indeed necessary here.

    4. The bold phrase would probably be better set off by the use of em dashes rather than commas. Otherwise, it's okay.

    5. In informal written English, yes, both sentences are fine as written.

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