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    #1

    Really quick question..

    Hey, i'm being really paranoid about the following sentence:

    "I am highly considering applying for the International Foundation Programme in Humanities and Social Science, and I would like to know what the application deadline is for the September 2012 entry."

    Is the comma after "science" necessary? Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: Really quick question..

    The comma is fine, but I would remove the word "highly" as it sounds weird. If you must use an adverb, "seriously" might be a better choice.

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    #3

    Re: Really quick question..

    Yeah I agree - removed.

    If there wasn't a comma, would that be incorrect?

    Thanks a lot :)

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    #4

    Re: Really quick question..

    Quote Originally Posted by bologrok View Post
    If there wasn't a comma, would that be incorrect?
    No. It would still be correct, but we mostly use a comma to separate longer sentences. I could be wrong, but the comma seems more common in American English.

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