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    #1

    including

    Are these sentences correct:

    1) He supported the government, including its foreign policy.


    2) He wanted to work for the government, which he supported, including its foreign policy.


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    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: including

    There shouldn't be a comma after "government" in No.2.

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    #3

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    I disagree about the comma. The relative clause does not define government, unless there is more than one government.

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    #4

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    Thank you very much Mike,

    So both sentences are correct?

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    #5

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    Yes. They work for me.

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    #6

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    Thank you very much Mike.

    What do you think of these:

    Are these sentences correct:

    3) He supported the government, particularly its foreign policy.


    4) He wanted to work for the government, which he supported, particularly its foreign policy.


    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: including

    He wanted to work for the government, which he supported, particularly its foreign policy.

    He wanted to work for the government which he supported, particularly its foreign policy.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I disagree about the comma. The relative clause does not define government, unless there is more than one government.
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    I don't get it. Why do you need the pause or comma after 'government'? What purpose does it serve?
    What is wrong with 'working with the government which he supported'?

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    #8

    Re: including

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Why do you need the pause or comma after 'government'?
    A comma is needed before a non-defining relative clause.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    What is wrong with 'working with the government which he supported'?
    If there was a 'government which he supported', then there should be another government which he did not support.

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    #9

    Re: including

    They are OK, Navi.

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    #10

    Re: including

    Ted, I agree with Matthew. There is a difference between defining (restrictive) and non-defining (non-restrictive) clauses.

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