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    company, comprising Smith and Richard, as well as members of the Management Committee

    Two representatives of our company, comprising Smith and Richard, as well as members of the Management Committee Paul, Peter and Diana, attended the seminar.

    In the above sentence, are the commas in red needed? And is 'comprising' needed?

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    Re: company, comprising Smith and Richard, as well as members of the Management Commi

    'Comprising' is wrong. I'd write

    'Two representatives of our company, Smith and Richard, as well as three members of the Management Committee, Paul, Peter and Diana, attended the seminar.'

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    Re: company, comprising Smith and Richard, as well as members of the Management Commi

    One odd thing is that "Smith" is almost always a family name, while all the other names you've used are all given names.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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