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    Correct punctuation

    1. She will entice the man to strip during video chat, and unknown to them, a video would be taken by her boyfriend.

    2. She will entice the man to strip during video chat and, unknown to them, a video would be taken by her
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    Should the comma come after 'chat' or 'and'? I have seen both ways of punctuation and wonder which is the correct one. I guess both are correct.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Correct punctuation

    I prefer 2. But isn't it "unknown to him?" Or did she not know her boyfriend was recording it?

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    #3

    Re: Correct punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    1. She will entice the man to strip during video chat, and unknown to them, a video would be taken by her boyfriend.

    2. She will entice the man to strip during video chat and, unknown to them, a video would be taken by her
    boyfriend.

    Should the comma come after 'chat' or 'and'? I have seen both punctuations and wonder which is the correct one. I guess both are correct.

    Thanks.
    It should be after "and". Then if you remove "unknown to them", which is added information, the sentence still makes sense.

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    Re: Correct punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I prefer 2. But isn't it "unknown to him?" Or did she not know her boyfriend was recording it?
    I copied the original sentence wrongly. It should be 'him', the victim.

    Thanks for your prompt reply.

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