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    commas and independent clauses in bullet point structures

    I have to admit that commas and independent clauses are often a challenge for me, and I would value some comments on these:

    Participants of the action learning group study their everyday operations and are actively looking for opportunities to learn.


    • The role of the team coach is to support the group to reach its goal and ensure security for learning.
    • If you feel that certain values and principles should be followed by the team and individuals should act accordingly
    • If you would like to promote a coaching culture and spread it as good practice across the organization
    • •If you would like common values to turn into behaviours and try them in a secure environment
      •If you would like participants to further develop cooperation and would like to build on it in the future
      •If members have a common project , and their learning experience can be improved by regular reflection and learning from it

      They all come from a workshop I was attending.....

      Any thoughts would be much appreciated



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    Re: commas and independent clauses in bullet point structures

    • The role of the team coach is to support the group to reach its goal, and ensure security for learning.

    I'd use a comma. Without it, the reader might think that the role of the coach was to support the group (1) to reach its goal and (2) to ensure security.

    I'd say, " help the group to reach it's goal' or 'support the group inr eaching its goal'.



    • If you feel that certain values and principles should be followed by the team, and individuals should act accordingly

    A comma stops the reader thinking that the values and principles should be followed by both teams and by individuals. I's also add a 'that' before 'individuals'.

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    Smile Re: commas and independent clauses in bullet point structures

    Thanks for this, I could not see the wood for the trees. Much appreciated



    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    • The role of the team coach is to support the group to reach its goal, and ensure security for learning.

    I'd use a comma. Without it, the reader might think that the role of the coach was to support the group (1) to reach its goal and (2) to ensure security.

    I'd say, " help the group to reach it's goal' or 'support the group inr eaching its goal'.



    • If you feel that certain values and principles should be followed by the team, and individuals should act accordingly

    A comma stops the reader thinking that the values and principles should be followed by both teams and by individuals. I's also add a 'that' before 'individuals'.

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