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    Do I really need a comma after which?

    Is a comma in the sentence before 'which' here necessary? I can't tell but it seems vague to me:

    Crown exercises power through advice of ministers, which is really a command.

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    Re: Do I really need a comma after which?

    not a teacher

    Should there be a 'the' before 'crown' and 'advice'?
    I'd say the sentence sounds better with the comma.

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    Re: Do I really need a comma after which?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulysses View Post
    Is a comma in the sentence before 'which' here necessary? I can't tell but it seems vague to me:

    Crown exercises power through advice of ministers, which is really a command.
    Yes, you must use a comma here.
    It's a non-restrictive 'which' clause. That is, it adds to the sentence rather than restricting "advice of ministers" to only that advice which is a command.
    The meaning is that all 'advice of minsters' is really a command.
    Without the comma, it means that only some 'advice of ministers' are really commands, and it is those that exercise crown power.

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