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    use of virgule in defining aing non-defining clause

    Is it defining clause or not?

    The brave sergeant who was loved by his comrades said nothing put them in danger.

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    The brave sergeant, who was loved by his comrades, said nothing put them in danger.

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    Re: use of virgule in defining aing non-defining clause

    The first is defining and the second non-defining.

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    Also, please note the the English word for virgule is comma.

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    Re: use of virgule in defining aing non-defining clause

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Also, please note the the English word for virgule is comma.
    Hmmm. Is that right? I have always known the virgule as a slash (/). Is this another AmE/BrE difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Also, please note the the English word for virgule is comma.
    Hmmm. Is that right? I have always known the virgule as a slash (/). Is this another AmE/BrE difference?
    I don't know. All I know is that in French and Portuguese 'virgule' means comma. Perhaps it has a broader meaning that embraces other punctuation marks as well.
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    Re: use of virgule in defining aing non-defining clause

    I am so sorry about "comma". It is true, virgule is French, vírgula is Portuguese and virgola is Italian.

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    Re: use of virgule in defining aing non-defining clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Elisângela Lopes da Silva View Post
    I am so sorry about "comma". It is true, virgule is French, vírgula is Portuguese and virgola is Italian.
    No problem. I learned something new.

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