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  1. Unregistered

    Is this incorrect?

    I was told that the following sentence is incorrect because in order for a comma to come after a prepositional phrase, there needs to be 5 words in the prepositional phrase.

    Under the new legislation, a tax credit was given to students under the age of twenty-five and those earning less than the minimum poverty level wage.

    Is this true? It seems to make more sense WITH the comma.

  2. Junior Member
    English Teacher
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      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
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      • Germany

    • Join Date: May 2007
    • Posts: 61

    Re: Is this incorrect?

    I don't know of any 5 word rule. I think it is right with or without the comma.

    Just keep in mind with English that the most important comma rule there is goes: IF IN DOUBT LEAVE IT OUT!

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