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    Default About the position of 'comma'.

    When education first began, learning to read and write and appreciate history, music, and all the beautiful things we study today, must have been furthest from man's mind.

    Why do we need comma between today and must?

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    Default Re: About the position of 'comma'.

    I believe we do.
    I'm not a teacher, but as fas as I'm concerned this is an example of a subordinate clause.

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    Default Re: About the position of 'comma'.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    When education first began, learning to read and write and appreciate history, music, and all the beautiful things we study today, must have been furthest from man's mind.

    Why do we need comma between today and must?
    You don't need a comma there. In fact, it doesn't belong. You don't put a comma between the subject and the verb.

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    Default Re: About the position of 'comma'.

    Raymott is correct.

    I expect the writer thought that a long sentence like this needed to be broken up a bit.

    When you read it aloud, that's a good place to take a breath.

    Rover

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