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    based on

    human behavior is predicted based on where they live.

    is the "based on" a preposition phrase here?
    do i need a comma before "based"?

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    Re: based on

    I wouldn't call it a prepositional phrase as 'based' is not the complement of the preposition. It's a bit of a mixed-up sentence, IMO, because you have 'they' and 'human behaviour'. I'd be tempted to change it to 'people's behaviour'. I don't think a comma is necessary there.

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