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    Default The diagnostic center of the hospital, as well as, the newly constructed Heart Surger

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    The diagnostic center of the hospital, as well as, the newly constructed Heart Surgery Center meets the highest international standards.

    Are both commas necessary?

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    Default Re: The diagnostic center of the hospital, as well as, the newly constructed Heart Su

    not a teacher

    I'd do this to avoid confusion, and I think this one can get fairly confusing.

    The diagnostic center of the hospital and the newly constructed Heart Surgery Center meet the highest international standards.




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    Default Re: The diagnostic center of the hospital, as well as, the newly constructed Heart Su

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Study in Hungary - PCS UNIVERSITY
    The diagnostic center of the hospital, as well as, the newly constructed Heart Surgery Center meets the highest international standards.

    Are both commas necessary?
    The second comma is misplaced. It should come after Center.

    Rover

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    Default Re: The diagnostic center of the hospital, as well as, the newly constructed Heart Su

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Study in Hungary - PCS UNIVERSITY
    The diagnostic center of the hospital, as well as, the newly constructed Heart Surgery Center meets the highest international standards.

    Are both commas necessary?


    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I think that it should read:

    The diagnostic center of the hospital, as well as the newly

    constructed Heart Surgery Center, meets the highest

    international standards.

    (2) As you know, if we deleted (erased) the words between

    the commas, it would still be a good sentence:

    The diagnostic center of the hospital meets the highest

    international standards.

    (3) "As well as the newly constructed Heart Surgery Center"

    is just extra information. You could have also used dashes or

    parentheses:

    The diagnostic center of the hospital -- as well as the newly

    constructed Heart Surgery Center -- meets the ....


    The diagnostic center of the hospital (as well as the newly

    constructed Heart Surgery Center) meets the ....



    Respectfully yours,


    James

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