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    ... made have been ...



    "I really thought they would go further," says the former government advisor. "A lot of people thought they would appoint a prime minister, but most of the changes they made have been cosmetic." This source is by no means a radical -- he believes the activists sentenced this year "got what they were asking for."

    More: Insulting the Sultan in Oman - By Peter Salisbury | The Middle East Channel

    We had better use a comma after made so that the poor readers like me could understand that made refers to changes, hadnít we?

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    Re: ... made have been ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    "I really thought they would go further," says the former government advisor. "A lot of people thought they would appoint a prime minister, but most of the changes they made have been cosmetic." This source is by no means a radical -- he believes the activists sentenced this year "got what they were asking for."

    More: Insulting the Sultan in Oman - By Peter Salisbury | The Middle East Channel

    We had better use a comma after made so that the poor readers like me could understand that made refers to changes, hadn’t we?
    No. We don't put commas in sentences so that non-native readers find them easier to read. We put commas where they belong. That sentence doesn't need a comma.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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