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    Are punctuation marks necessary?

    Zahid should have responded that he(,) as the current defence minister(,) would be very pleased to accompany the then(-) defence minister, under whose tenure the submarine deal was executed, to present themselves to the French authorities as requested.

    1. Should there be commas as indicated above?

    2. Is a hyphen as indicated necessary?

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    Re: Are punctuation marks necessary?

    1. Yes
    2. No

    Remember, people do vary in their opinions on punctuation.

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    Re: Are punctuation marks necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    1. Yes
    2. No

    Remember, people do vary in their opinions on punctuation.
    I agree and would like thank you for telling me so.

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