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    cujokar

    Follow the stage crew, to get a better view.
    OR
    Follow the stage crew to get a better view.
    And what's the rule?

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    Re: cujokar

    Quote Originally Posted by cujokar View Post
    Follow the stage crew, to get a better view.
    OR
    Follow the stage crew to get a better view.
    And what's the rule?
    There is no need for a comma there. The only rule I know for this is "don't place a comma where it isn't needed".


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    Thank you for your reply. This was on my daughters 4th grade test...and discussions went both ways...both to put the comma to separate out the prepositional phrase, and not because the sentance was simple.

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    Re: cujokar

    Quote Originally Posted by cujokar View Post
    Thank you for your reply. This was on my daughters 4th grade test...and discussions went both ways...both to put the comma to separate out the prepositional phrase, and not because the sentance was simple.
    That's punctuation for you. First of all, that phrase is not a prepositional phrase. It is an infinitive phrase (to get...) used as an adverb. I would be more likely to place a comma after that phrase if the phrase came first. As it is written, I can't find any justification for the comma in your sentence.

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