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    Default , of financial governance and of raw materials markets.

    Hi,

    Question:
    I am not comfortable with the following sentence sturcture.
    ........., of + noun + and + noun.

    1) Is the comma optional ? The things after comma are just addtional information.
    2) Is it saying "financial governance's world monetary system and raw materials markets' world monetary system" ?


    Sentence:

    His targets were reform of the world monetary system, of financial governance and of raw materials markets.


    Thanks

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    Default Re: , of financial governance and of raw materials markets.

    Is he targeting the reform? He thinks people are trying to make these reforms and doesn't like it, so that's what he's targeting? Or has he targeted those things FOR reform?

    The comma is NOT options if there are three targets. If the other two are explanations of the first, then another type of punctuation, perhaps an em-dash, is needed.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: , of financial governance and of raw materials markets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Is he targeting the reform? He thinks people are trying to make these reforms and doesn't like it, so that's what he's targeting? Or has he targeted those things FOR reform?

    The comma is NOT options if there are three targets. If the other two are explanations of the first, then another type of punctuation, perhaps an em-dash, is needed.
    Hi,


    the original sentence is:
    Sarkozy said in his toast to the Chinese leader at the dinner that his targets were reform of the world monetary system, of financial governance and of raw materials markets.

    So, I think:
    Is he targeting the reform? ----- yes
    If the other two are explanations of the first --- may be true
    there are three targets ---- no

    thanks

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