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    Default subordinate clauses after conjunctions

    Must I always enclose it in commas? Is it okay to omit the comma after the conjunction? Here's an example:

    "The best way to see a country is to travel on foot, but, if you are pressed for time, you can just..."
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    "The best way to see a country is to travel on foot, but if you are pressed for time, you can just..."

    I've posted this before, but I might have provided a bad example, so I'm posting another one now. Please help me...
    Last edited by whatever_love_means; 10-Mar-2007 at 23:02.

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    Default Re: subordinate clauses after conjunctions

    I would say that that is an optional usage, and that the comma slightly changes the emphasis, by making 'if you are pessed for time' an aside.

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    Default Re: subordinate clauses after conjunctions

    Ah, emphasis, I see. Thank you very much again.

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