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    what was wrong the man

    This seems to be corrected to "what was wrong, the man"
    Not only in this sentence, but in other numerous ones, I have found no comma which should be there in the middle of sentence to separate the adverb clause and the main clause. Is it common and grammatically accepted or is it a mistake?

    ex)...Some years ago a man who caught a gibbon noticed it had a curious swelling on its side, over which ran a long scar. Curious to see what was wrong the man had the animal operated upon. The swelling...

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    Re: what was wrong the man

    It looks odd without the comma to me.

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