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    comma needed?


    I do not know if a comma is necessary in the following sentence. Or is it optional?

    - When I unzipped my bean bag cover, a xxxxx dropped off.

    Thank you for your guidance!




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    Re: comma needed?

    With the construction you have chosen, the comma is required. If you reverse the clauses, it's not needed.

    When I unzipped my beanbag cover, a XXX dropped off.
    A XXX dropped off when I unzipped my beanbag cover.

    Note that (in BrE), "beanbag" is one single word. I'm intrigued to know what "xxxxx" was!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: comma needed?

    Thank you, emsr2d2

    haahaa....i was just constructing a sentence randomly! Thought of a beanbag but could not think of what might drop off!!! Hence, the "xxxxx". There you go lol

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    #4

    Re: comma needed?

    I am not a teacher.

    A bean?

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    Re: comma needed?

    I imagine that when you unzip a beanbag, hundreds of beans fall out. I can't think of anything that would drop off!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: comma needed?

    The zipper pull?

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    Re: comma needed?

    I'm smiling silly to myself as I read your guesses as to what might "drop off" when the beanbag was unzipped....thanks!

    "Zipper pull" dropped off sounds best I reckon

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    Re: comma needed?

    Remember that you'll have to say the zipper (zip in BrE) pull fell off.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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