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    I went to the party, where I met new friends?

    Is the comma necessary? From another perspective other than consecutive flow, we can probably think "He went to such a party of meeting new friends" My grammar books says there should be a comma, maybe if it goes backward, it might be illogical.

    ex)I went to the party, where I met new friends.

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    Re: I went to the party, where I met new friends?

    I met my future wife at that party where I met a lot of new friends.
    A defining clause; it tell us which party is being talked about.

    I first got to know her at Pat's 21st birthday party, where I also met many other new friends.
    A non-defining clause; it provides more information about the party,

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    Re: I went to the party, where I met new friends?

    The coma states that you are commenting on the whole phrase - we have no doubt that he went to one party only and he met his friends there.
    On the other hand without a coma you could suspect that he might have gone to different parties before he found the one where his friends were.

    I had a lot of fun yesterday. I want to the party, where I met my friends.
    There were so many parties at the festival but I finally managed to find the party where I met my friends.

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    Re: I went to the party, where I met new friends?

    Hi, it looks like we provided our answers simultaneously only you first clicked the button, funny. Back to bed. Good night.

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    Re: I went to the party, where I met new friends?

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    Hi, it looks like we provided our answers simultaneously only you first clicked the button, funny. Back to bed. Good night.
    This happens to bhai and me sometimes. I think it must come from my love of westerns - ah guess ah'm jest quicker on the draw.

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    Re: I went to the party, where I met new friends?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I met my future wife at that party where I met a lot of new friends.
    A defining clause; it tell us which party is being talked about.

    I first got to know her at Pat's 21st birthday party, where I also met many other new friends.
    A non-defining clause; it provides more information about the party,
    I'm not sure of your answer, what I need is if only comma is proper or without-comma is also acceptable.

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    Re: I went to the party, where I met new friends?

    NOT A TEACHER.

    Unless you've already made reference to the party you're talking about, your sentence should read: "I went to a party where I met new friends."

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    Re: I went to the party, where I met new friends?

    NOT A TEACHER.

    A: Did you go to that party you'd mentioned?
    B: Yeah, I went to the party, where I made new friends.

    You would use a comma in the example above, but the sentence would not sound natural. This is what I would say: "Yeah, I went to the party; I made some new friends there."

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