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    the use of comma

    Is the use of the comma in this sentence correct?
    I couldn't do it,though I tried hard.

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    Re: the use of comma

    I think no

    when though comes at the beginning we should use acomma between the two sentences

    Though I tried hard, I couldn't do it

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    Re: the use of comma

    Yes, you are using the comma correctly. I have a bachelor's degree and have taken many English classes. You're doing great!

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    Re: the use of comma

    Quote Originally Posted by erdogan kizilkale View Post
    Is the use of the comma in this sentence correct?
    I couldn't do it,though I tried hard.
    Hi

    Sara is right.The comma is not correctly used.

    Explanation:

    Use a comma to guide the reader when you introduce the main part of the sentence with a transitional word, a transitional phrase, or a clause.

    Transitional word: First, do no harm.

    Transitional phrase: Just before daylight, we will break camp and start our climb up the mountain.

    Introductory clause: When the sun is still fairly high in the sky, we will have to start our climb down the mountain to reach the campsite before dark.

    Note: When a subordinate clause begins a sentence, use a comma at the end of a subordinate clause but not when the subordinate clause ends the sentence.
    Notice that the preceding sentence illustrates the rule: The sentence both begins and ends with a subordinate clause. The first introductory clause ends with a comma when the main clause begins the last part of the sentence. The sentence also ends with a subordinate clause, but that clause is not preceded by a comma because it flows logically out of the first part of the sentence. Other typical subordinate conjunctions besides when are if, since, because, even though, although, and so that.

    So, if you start your sentence with a subordinate conjunction [ i.e."though"]
    you have to use a comma :

    Though I tried hard, I couldn`t do it.

    Otherwise you have :

    I couldn`t do it though I tried hard.


    Regards,

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