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    For a year, her second home was the hospital(,) where she was being treated for...

    For a year, her second home was the hospital(,) where she was being treated for cancer.

    Is the comma optional? Thanks.

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    Re: For a year, her second home was the hospital(,) where she was being treated for..

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    For a year, her second home was the hospital(,) where she was being treated for cancer.

    Is the comma optional? Thanks.
    I think the comma is an error.

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    Re: For a year, her second home was the hospital(,) where she was being treated for..

    The only realistic justification for a comma that I can think of is if both parties in the conversation know that that a particular hospital is being referred to. This might be the case where, for example, one hospital serves a large area/population. This is possible but, in my opinion, far less likely than the comma-free defining clause. Like Mike, I think the comma is an error.

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