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    nonrestrictive clause

    "On a broader level, Heylens reinforced the principle of effectiveness, which requires national law to ensure the enforcement of rights conferred by EC law."

    Would you have left out the comma after "effectiveness." Doing so would imply that there is more than one principle of effectiveness, I think.

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    Re: nonrestrictive clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "On a broader level, Heylens reinforced the principle of effectiveness, which requires national law to ensure the enforcement of rights conferred by EC law."

    Would you have left out the comma after "effectiveness." Doing so would imply that there is more than one principle of effectiveness, I think.

    Thanks.
    Yes, you are right. The use of comma makes it a non-defining clause.It means that the second clause is not central to understanding the meaning of the sentence. It provides just an additional information

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