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    uktous is offline Senior Member
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    if customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees [comma usage]

    Hi,

    Background:
    The sentence is found on a letter from a bank.

    Question:
    In my understanding, we should write a "comma" between contact and there.
    Ie,
    If customers terminate the contact, there are no guarantees, ....
    If customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees, ....

    Does the letter have a grammatical mistake(missing comma)?
    Is the comma compulsary?


    Sentence:

    If customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees, but we aim to offer a fair return on their investments.

    Thanks

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    Re: if customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees [comma usage]

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Background:
    The sentence is found on a letter from a bank.

    Question:
    In my understanding, we should write a "comma" between contact and there.
    Ie,
    If customers terminate the contact, there are no guarantees, ....
    If customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees, ....

    Does the letter have a grammatical mistake(missing comma)?
    Is the comma compulsary?


    Sentence:

    If customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees, but we aim to offer a fair return on their investments.

    Thanks
    I think it sounds tidier with the comma.

    One question - are you sure it says "contact", not "contract"?

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    uktous is offline Senior Member
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    Re: if customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees [comma usage]

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think it sounds tidier with the comma.

    One question - are you sure it says "contact", not "contract"?
    yes, it is a mistake

    contract is correct

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