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    Default guidelines, requiring

    I posted a similar question before. If there's a comma between a word and a present parcitiple, is "which is" omitted after the comma? So is the original sentence "...guidelines, which is requiring ..."?
    Without a comma, it should be a descriptive usage, right?
    "...guidelines requiring " = "guidelines which is requiring"

    ex)People living in poor areas of the world often face difficulties when trying to gain a higher education. The University of the People was founded by the United Nations to address this problem. It's an online university available to people anywhere in the world......There is also the problem of its admission guidelines, requiring potential students to have a high school diploma or the equivalent.....

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    Default Re: guidelines, requiring

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I posted a similar question before. If there's a comma between a word and a present parcitiple, is "which is" omitted after the comma? So is the original sentence "...guidelines, which is requiring ..."?
    Without a comma, it should be a descriptive usage, right?
    "...guidelines requiring " = "guidelines which is requiring"

    ex)People living in poor areas of the world often face difficulties when trying to gain a higher education. The University of the People was founded by the United Nations to address this problem. It's an online university available to people anywhere in the world......There is also the problem of its admission guidelines, requiring potential students to have a high school diploma or the equivalent.....
    If you wanted to use "which" in your example, it would have to be "...guidelines which require...",. "guidelines which is requiring" is completely wrong.

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    Default Re: guidelines, requiring

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If you wanted to use "which" in your example, it would have to be "...guidelines which require...",. "guidelines which is requiring" is completely wrong.
    Then what's the difference with and without a comma?

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    Default Re: guidelines, requiring

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Then what's the difference with and without a comma?
    The comma is unnecessary IMO.

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