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    Default Is it okay to put comma between sentences like this?

    According to the research of the Korea government, these days, most Korea companies prefer to do group work in each departments because the Korean companies believe that the relationship which is made by conversation and advice about each other causes employees to increase their competitive ceremony.


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    Default Re: Is it okay to put comma between sentences like this?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello,


    Yes, it makes sense.

    I think that most American teachers would recommend that a comma not be used after "days."

    May I suggest a few little changes?


    According to the South Korean government, most companies these days prefer group work in their offices. They believe that such

    interaction among employees increases productivity and competitiveness.

    James

    P.S. If you start the sentence with "These days," then I think that you have a choice:

    These days, most South Korean companies ....
    These days most South Korean companies ....

    I believe that most American newspapers, magazines, books, etc. would prefer the second sentence. They probably see

    no real reason to use a comma. Most readers will just naturally pause after "days," so there is no need to use a comma in

    order to "remind" them to pause. Because "these days" is only two words, there is no problem that readers will be confused.

    (Did you notice that I used a comma after "words"? "Because 'these days' is only two words" is 7 words. That is a long

    introduction. So we should help our readers by using a comma.)


    James

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    Default Re: Is it okay to put comma between sentences like this?

    What do you mean by "competitive ceremony"?
    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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