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    in the spring

    What is better:
    "in spring we play three games"
    or
    "in the spring we play three games" ?
    Do I need to put comma after "spring"?
    I understand it is optional, but what is your recommendation?
    Thank you

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    Re: in the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    What is better:
    "In spring we play three games"
    or
    "In the spring we play three games" ?
    Do I need to put comma after "spring"? NO
    I understand it is optional, but what is your recommendation?
    Thank you
    Don't use a comma.

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    #3

    Re: in the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    What is better:
    "in spring we play three games"
    or
    "in the spring we play three games" ?
    Do I need to put comma after "spring"?
    I understand it is optional, but what is your recommendation?
    Thank you
    Either statement is OK and I am a conservative when it comes to commas.

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    #4

    Re: in the spring

    conservative?

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    #5

    Re: in the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    ...I am a conservative when it comes to commas.
    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    conservative?
    He meant that, when it comes to use of commas, he is less tolerable to the improper uses of commas. Or, in another words, he has a prescriptive approach (at least, when it comes to commas)

    PS: billmcd, I hope I didn't misread your intention. If I did, I'm sorry for that.

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    Re: in the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    He meant that, when it comes to use of commas, he is less tolerable to the improper uses of commas. Or, in another words, he has a prescriptive approach (at least, when it comes to commas)

    PS: billmcd, I hope I didn't misread your intention. If I did, I'm sorry for that.
    Euncu: Actually, I meant that I am more tolerable to non-use of commas.

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    Re: in the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Euncu: Actually, I meant that I am more tolerable to non-use of commas.
    Then, it's good for me to have put that PS, and sorried in advance.

    And I infer from your answer that you don't endorse use of commas where the prescriptives insist there should be.

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    Re: in the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Either statement is OK and I am a conservative when it comes to commas.
    I understand that it is difficult question. But maybe someone can say what is the difference between:
    1) "in spring we play three games",
    2) "in the spring we play three games".

    Or at least, maybe someone will give us explanation why people say it differently.

    Thank you.
    Slava

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    Re: in the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Euncu: Actually, I meant that I am more tolerable to non-use of commas.
    Shouldn't that be "tolerant of", not "tolerable to"?

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