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    Comma

    Is the comma after "careers" correct? I think that when speaking one would make a short pause after "careers," but from a strictly grammatical point of view, there probably should be no comma since the "but" clause doesn't have its own subject.

    "The commercialization of sport has enabled not only athletes to pursue professional careers, but also spawned new professions, such as those of fitness instructors, sports agents, and event organizers."

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    Last edited by Allen165; 23-Jan-2011 at 21:46.

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    Re: Comma

    Either version works for me, though I favour retaining the comma as it's such a long sentence and that's where you'd take a breath if you were reading it aloud.

    Rover

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