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    Comma

    I have some question about commas:

    1a. "He explained his decision with great courage."
    1b. "He explained his decision , with great courage."

    2a. "He spoke to us for a few minutes in an inexplicably strange manner."
    2b. "He spoke to us for a few minutes , in an inexplicably strange manner."


    Are the b-versions with commas right, wrong, or different compared to the a-versions?

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    NOT A TEACHER

    In my point of view, according to contexts, there is no need to put a comma.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Aug-2013 at 07:37. Reason: Added "Not a Teacher".

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    #3

    Re: Comma

    We are glad to have you with us, but you are not qualified to post answers in the Ask a Teacher forum. When people see the forum title Ask a Teacher they believe they are receiving answers from actual teachers of English. It is essential to the success of the site that their belief turn out to be true,

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    Re: Comma

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    In my point of view, according to contexts, there is no need to put a comma.
    What do you mean by "In my point of view" (what has led you to that point of view)? What do you mean by "according to contexts"?
    You must stop attempting to answer other learners' questions without a) stating that you are not a teacher and b) explaining your answers.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Comma

    So, there is no simple answer?

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    #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by doai View Post
    So, there is no simple answer?
    Neither comma is necessary or desirable.

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    Re: Comma

    Again I have to apologize to all of you for any of my inconvenience. I actually wanted to help Doai as there were no answers to have been seen also I have seen in some posts, some members commenting who were not teachers. It's okay. Every mistake of me is happening since maybe I am not still used with rules of here. But Thanks for making me aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Again I have to apologize to all of you for any of my inconvenience. I actually wanted to help Doai as there were no answers to have been seen also I have seen in some posts, some members commenting who were not teachers. It's okay. Every mistake of me is happening since maybe I am not still used with rules of here. But Thanks for making me aware.
    Hello, UM Chakma.

    "There is to need to apologise. Every member has the right to ask any question about English, to ask any relevant follow-up question in a thread and (if they have the knowledge) answer any question."

    Those are the words given to me by one of the excellent moderators here.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post994073

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    #9

    Re: Comma

    I don't have a problem with the commas, but they are not required. If you do use commas, you need to put no space before the comma and one space after.

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