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    In today's San Jose Mercury newspaper:

    They had operated on his head, and his stomach.

    Would you please explain the necessity of the comma?

    Thanks.

    BMO

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    comma

    In today's San Jose Mercury newspaper:

    They had operated on his head, and his stomach.

    Would you please explain the necessity of the comma?

    Thanks.

    BMO

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    Re: comma

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    In today's San Jose Mercury newspaper:

    They had operated on his head, and his stomach.

    Would you please explain the necessity of the comma?

    Thanks.

    BMO
    That is an error, in my opinion. :wink:

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    Re: comma

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    In today's San Jose Mercury newspaper:

    They had operated on his head, and his stomach.

    Would you please explain the necessity of the comma?

    Thanks.

    BMO
    That is an error, in my opinion. :wink:

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    It might make sense if the stomach operation were seen as less important, otherwise it makes no sense. I wouldn't use it.

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    It might make sense if the stomach operation were seen as less important, otherwise it makes no sense. I wouldn't use it.

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    Thanks to both of you. Newpaper does make mistakes sometimes.

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    Thanks to both of you. Newpaper does make mistakes sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Thanks to both of you. Newpaper does make mistakes sometimes.

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    These days, newspaper errors are at an all-time high. :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Thanks to both of you. Newpaper does make mistakes sometimes.

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    These days, newspaper errors are at an all-time high. :x

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