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    A question about how to add a comma

    It is both simple and elegant,fulfilling its designer's dream to creat 'an enormous object as faintly as possible. How came we have to comma before fulfilling in this sentence?

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    Re: A question about how to add a comma

    Quote Originally Posted by xuzheng View Post
    It is both simple and elegant,fulfilling its designer's dream to creat 'an enormous object as faintly as possible. How came we have to comma before fulfilling in this sentence?
    The sentence would be difficult to understand without it.

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    Re: A question about how to add a comma

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    Hello, Xuzheng:

    (1) Yes, the use of commas can be confusing to students and to us native speakers, too.

    (2) Some people like to use the word "thus" in your kind of sentence:

    The house is both simple and elegant, thus fulfilling its designer's dream.

    (a) Some books, I believe, tell us that your sentence equals something like:

    The house is both simple and elegant, a result that fulfills its designer's dream.

    (3) Commas are often used to indicate a pause. In your sentence, you need the comma to indicate that another idea is coming next.

    (a) For example, consider:

    The airplane crashed in the field, killing all aboard.

    That is "The airplane crashed in the field, an event that killed all aboard" or "The airplane crashed in the field, and the crash killed all aboard."


    HAVE A NICE DAY!

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    Re: A question about how to add a comma

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Xuzheng:

    (1) Yes, the use of commas can be confusing to students and to us native speakers, too.

    (2) Some people like to use the word "thus" in your kind of sentence:

    The house is both simple and elegant, thus fulfilling its designer's dream.

    (a) Some books, I believe, tell us that your sentence equals something like:

    The house is both simple and elegant, a result that fulfills its designer's dream.

    (3) Commas are often used to indicate a pause. In your sentence, you need the comma to indicate that another idea is coming next.

    (a) For example, consider:

    The airplane crashed in the field, killing all aboard.

    That is "The airplane crashed in the field, an event that killed all aboard" or "The airplane crashed in the field, and the crash killed all aboard."


    HAVE A NICE DAY!
    thank you so much!!!

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    Re: bhaisahab

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The sentence would be difficult to understand without it.
    thank you !!!

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