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    Is it acceptable to use comma after 'and'. I have seen this in scientific papers. e.g. Both Type I and, Type II diabetes need equal attention.

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    Re: and,

    Quote Originally Posted by explorelang
    Is it acceptable to use comma after 'and'. I have seen this in scientific papers. e.g. Both Type I and, Type II diabetes need equal attention.
    Hi Explorelang,

    It looks strange to me and I haven't seen it in the meaning from your example. In some sentences a comma may be used ("Type I and, as I have already mentioned, Type II diabetes ..."), but this is a different situation. I think that there is a mistake in your exemplary sentence, but I'd like to learn the teachers' opinion. Let's wait for that.

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    Re: and,

    We can use a comma with 'and', but it is normally before a full clause, so this example does, as Nyggus says, look strange.

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