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    1-You should read a historical novel like "War and Peace".
    2-You should read a historical novel, like "War and Peace".

    Is there a difference between these sentences?
    Does 1, which doesn't have a comma after "like", necessarily imply that there is a kind of historical novel to which "War and Peace" belongs and that there are also other kinds of historical novel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    1-You should read a historical novel like "War and Peace".
    2-You should read a historical novel, like "War and Peace".

    Is there a difference between these sentences?
    Does 1, which doesn't have a comma after "like", necessarily imply that there is a kind of historical novel to which "War and Peace" belongs and that there are also other kinds of historical novel?
    To me, the first one, without the comma, seems to imply that we're already talking about War and Peace, whereas the second one, with the comma, implies War and Peace is an example of a book you should read.

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