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    #1

    ,where / where

    "U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, who arrived in Seoul Tuesday morning, attended a special dinner hosted by the Korea Society in the evening where he stressed that North Korea must first improve its relations with the South if it wants to pursue better ties with the rest of the world".

    I usually study English with news articles but so many times I face problems such as usage of comma and nuance of words. And in that sentence above, I think "comma" must be put in front of "where" to make its meaning make sense, Am I right? Or there is more misuse of comma in it?

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    #2

    Re: ,where / where

    It makes perfect sense without a comma, although one could be inserted.

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    #3

    Re: ,where / where

    So, what you mean is that meaning is the same, regardless of a comma there? Or it is just acceptable in the context?

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    #4

    Re: ,where / where

    No significant difference.

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    Re: ,where / where

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I agree with you: it would be clearer and make for a better reading if a comma were used in front of "where."

    (2) Mr. Campbell attended a special dinner, where (at which) he stressed that X must first improve its

    relations with Y.

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