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    Smile Punctuation using comma.

    Hello everyone,

    Is this sentence is right or wrong?

    It's my contention that, building a cinema near our district is really noisy.

    the comma here is right or not? If it's right, why?

    thanks in advance.
    Last edited by saloom2; 13-Feb-2013 at 15:01. Reason: TYPO

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    Default Re: Punctuation using comma.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Is this sentence is right or wrong? It's wrong. Do you mean the one below?

    "It's my contention that building a cinema near our district would be really noisy." It's right without the comma.

    the comma here is right or not? If it's right, why?

    thanks in advance.
    Why do you think it needs a comma?

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    Default Re: Punctuation using comma.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Is this sentence is right or wrong?

    It's my contention that, building a cinema near or district is really noisy.

    Is the comma here is right or not? If it's right, why?

    Thanks in advance.
    As Raymott said, your sentence would be correct without the comma. Note my corrections above in red and remember to check your word order when writing a question.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Punctuation using comma.

    Actually, I was reading about an article on the internet when I saw this sentence which confused me a lot, so I decided to ask about it.

    Thanks very much.

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    Default Re: Punctuation using comma.

    The comma is wrong and the end of the sentence ("near or district") is very strange- I'd guess it's a non-native speaker. However, native speakers can also misuse commas.

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    Default Re: Punctuation using comma.

    ("near or district")
    I would guess that it's a typo for "our".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: Punctuation using comma.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    ("near or district")
    I would guess that it's a typo for "our".
    I'll doff my hat to that hunch.

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    Default Re: Punctuation using comma.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    ("near or district")
    I would guess that it's a typo for "our".
    That was already corrected in post #2.

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