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    • Join Date: Jul 2005
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    #1

    comma

    Helllo,

    could you please tell me whether a comma should be used before "who" in the following sentence and why/why not?

    This was followed by the activities of dealers who actively used printed materials and a promo car as a support.

    I donīt think this is an identifying clause, so there probably should be a comma.

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka


    • Join Date: Apr 2006
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    #2

    Re: comma

    In the given sentence , comma cannot be used as dealer is a common noun , not a proper name..there are lots of dealers around, so how can we distinguish this one from the others?

    So, no comma here!

  1. #3

    Re: comma

    I don't agree. If there were a comma, then you would be talking about all dealers. Without a comma, you're talking about the dealers who actively used printed materials and a promo car as a support, and not about the rest.

    This is done by men, who actually enjoy it.
    This is done by men who actually enjoy it (and not by those who hate it).

    See the difference?

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