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  1. B45
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    I've been to Seoul, Korea but didn't get a chance to go to Jeju Island.

    Can you say this:

    I've been to Seoul, Korea but didn't get a chance to go to Jeju Island.

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    Re: I've been to Seoul, Korea but didn't get a chance to go to Jeju Island.

    No, but you can say, "I've been to Seoul, Korea, but didn't get a chance to go to Jeju Island."
    You need commas around any interpolated phrase like this (Korea), not just before it.

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    Re: I've been to Seoul, Korea but didn't get a chance to go to Jeju Island.

    I would accept the sentence without a comma after "Korea".

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    Re: I've been to Seoul, Korea but didn't get a chance to go to Jeju Island.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would accept the sentence without a comma after "Korea".
    I wouldn't.

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    Re: I've been to Seoul, Korea but didn't get a chance to go to Jeju Island.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would accept the sentence without a comma after "Korea".
    That's your right. Would it be based on any grammatical principle or rule for correct punctuation?

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    Re: I've been to Seoul, Korea but didn't get a chance to go to Jeju Island.

    Sure, the comma after "Seoul" is there just to separate a city from a country. If one deletes "Korea", one is left with "I've been to Seoul, but didn't get a chance to go to Jeju Island." The words that follow Seoul are not a separate clause and the comma is not needed.

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