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    woman came into my store(,) wearing a hat

    Hi,

    . . . And the young woman came into my store(,) wearing a hat, which I told her to remove so I could see her hair and offer her a fair price for it.

    I tried to write such a sentence. I would like to ask if the coma before 'wearing' is necessary or not?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: woman came into my store(,) wearing a hat

    I would not use that comma. But I would put one after "remove".

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    #3

    Re: woman came into my store(,) wearing a hat

    You would not because that comma changes the meaning of the sentence, isn't it?

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    Re: woman came into my store(,) wearing a hat

    I would not use it because it is incorrect.

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    #5

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    I just wanted to learn why it is incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: woman came into my store(,) wearing a hat

    It just doesn't make any sense. If I say "I saw John walking his dog", what would a comma after John be for?

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    Re: woman came into my store(,) wearing a hat

    Not it would not. However, I think the sentence ''He swam to the side, using the breast stroke'' needs a comma before 'using' and I wonder that what the difference between the original sentence and this one.

    I am asking because I really feel confused about it.

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    Re: woman came into my store(,) wearing a hat

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    Not it would not. However, I think the sentence ''He swam to the side, using the breast stroke'' needs a comma before 'using' and I wonder that what the difference between the original sentence and this one.

    I am asking because I really feel confused about it.
    It doesn't need a comma.

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    #9

    Re: woman came into my store(,) wearing a hat

    You're going to buy her hair?

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    Re: woman came into my store(,) wearing a hat

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    You're going to buy her hair?
    Yes.

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