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    #1

    like/comma

    1-The bright blood on his mouth gave him an obscene look, like a painted girl.


    Source:
    https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&...girl%22&num=10



    2-The painter had given him wings, like an eagle.



    Would the elimination of the comma in 1 and 2 change the meaning?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: like/comma

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-The bright blood on his mouth gave him an obscene look, like a painted girl.


    Source:
    https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&...girl%22&num=10



    2-The painter had given him wings, like an eagle.



    Would the elimination of the comma in 1 and 2 change the meaning?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    I am not sure the meaning will change for many. However, for me, the comma is correct in #1 and not correct in #2. The opinions of others may vary.

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