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    #1

    comma

    I wonder if the next sentence is correct.
    Until the weather clears, HBC will broadcast last night's hockey game, taped in Montreal.
    If correct, I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. Until the weather clears, HBC will broadcast last night's hockey game, taped in Montreal.
    2. Until the weather clears, HBC will broadcast last night's hockey game taped in Montreal.

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    #2

    Re: comma

    I am more liberal with commas than many, so I would suggest that the first sentence is better simply because it is immediately clear what you are writing.

    If you were to speak the sentence, there would be a tiny pause between "game" and "taped" - more of a paus than between, for example, "last" and "night's". That tiny pause makes all the difference in understanding the spoken word, and in writing is indicated by the comma.

    So, while perhaps not absolutely essential, I see no reason to prohibit its use. It is certainly not incorrect.

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