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    comma with 'who'

    Lucy was a business woman who lived in New York.
    James grew up to be a strong boy who later helped his father.
    This book is dedicated to Lancar and his wife who are great friends of mine.
    Don loves his girlfriend who lives in the same town as him.

    Hello, I am confused about when to use a comma with 'who'. Can you please put the comma in the right place in the sentences above so I can learn where to put it in the future. Thank you so, so much!!!!!

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    Re: comma with 'who'

    If you had to answer these questions in a test, where would you put commas?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: comma with 'who'

    http://grammar-monster.com/glossary/...ive_clause.htm
    http://grammar-monster.com/glossary/...ve_clauses.htm
    The above explanations about restrictive and non-restrictive clauses may be helpful to the OP.
    I am surprised that the OP as a native speaker is also confused.

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    Re: comma with 'who'

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    http://grammar-monster.com/glossary/...ive_clause.htm
    http://grammar-monster.com/glossary/...ve_clauses.htm
    The above explanations about restrictive and non-restrictive clauses may be helpful to the OP.
    I am surprised that the OP as a native speaker is also confused.

    Not a teacher.
    Matthew Wai, never be surprised when native speakers (in the UK at least) have no knowledge of grammar or punctuation. Very few people study it at school and most people go through life quite happily without ever needing to know anything about (or even the name of) restrictive and non-restrictive clauses.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    In future, Matthew, please don't offer help to a poster who has been asked to attempt to answer the question for themselves.

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    I think the OP still has to answer by themselves even if reference sites are suggested. Am I wrong?
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    That's true but those links you provided might well have simply given away the answer. We expect learners to do their own research, find their own material and give it a try first. Only after that do we generally start helping in that way.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: comma with 'who'

    I did have an idea of where to put the commas in the sentences before posting, but I was just too unsure. This is where I believe they should go:

    Lucy was a business woman, who lived in New York.
    James grew up to be a strong boy, who later helped his father.
    This book is dedicated to Lancar and his wife, who are great friends of mine.
    Don loves his girlfriend, who lives in the same town as him.

    Have I placed them correctly? Thanks a lot for your help.

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    Thank you for the links.

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    Re: comma with 'who'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Matthew Wai, never be surprised when native speakers (in the UK at least) have no knowledge of grammar or punctuation. Very few people study it at school and most people go through life quite happily without ever needing to know anything about (or even the name of) restrictive and non-restrictive clauses.
    This is true. I am living proof.

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