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    Period, semi-colon or comma?

    Could you please advise on the correct punctuation in the following sentence?

    The subsequent presentation and report were of outstanding quality";" receiving praise for discussing both the strengths and weaknesses of the chosen approach.


    Many thanks,

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    #2

    Re: Period, semi-colon or comma?

    A comma.

    If you use a period or semi-colon, you must have a complete sentence (independent clause) afterwards.

    And welcome to Using English!
    Last edited by Barb_D; 14-Sep-2010 at 13:38.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    Re: Period, semi-colon or comma?

    Great, thanks for the quick reply!

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