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    ....many languages they fell are required- with comma?

    You're right about the meaning - someone decides how many languages they feel are required. The writer has turned that into "felt requirements". I find that extremely unnatural.

    This is an answer given by one of the eminent member of this site. I have a confusion regarding usage of comma. So far, I have been using comma like".....how many languages, they feel, are required.". She used here without a comma. I know her's would be more natural but I am getting a doubt whether mine would be completely wrong or less natural.

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    Re: ....many languages they fell are required- with comma?

    Punctuation is often a matter of choice, but I can't come up with much to defend your commas.

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    Re: ....many languages they fell are required- with comma?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I know her's would be more natural...
    Assuming that you meant hers, though.

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