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    Correct Comma & Article Usage

    01. All room rates are on room-only basis, exclusive of service charge and taxes.
    02. All room rates are on room-only basis. They are exclusive of service charge and taxes.


    03. All elite members enjoy a complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability at check-in.
    04. All elite members enjoy a complimentary room upgrade. It is subject to availability at check-in.


    I want to know if the use of comma in sentences 01 and 03 are correct. If not, why not? If yes, why so?


    Sentences 02 and 04 are included for comparison.


    Also, can the article "a" be omitted before the phrase "complimentary room upgrade"? Does the article "a" need to be added before the phrase "on room-only basis"?


    All elite members enjoy complimentary room upgrade. It is subject to availability at check-in.
    All room rates are on a room-only basis. They are exclusive of service charge and taxes.

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    Re: Correct Comma & Article Usage

    I would make the sentences simpler as follows:

    Room rates are subject to service charge and taxes.
    Elite members are entitled to complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability at check-in.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Correct Comma & Article Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I would make the sentences simpler as follows:

    Room rates are subject to service charge and taxes.
    Elite members are entitled to complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability at check-in.
    Thanks so much, but I do not wish to re-phrase or change these sentences in any way. I just want to know if commas are used correctly and if an article needs to be added (or not).

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    Re: Correct Comma & Article Usage

    Both 'upgrade' and 'basis' are singular countable nouns, so an article is needed before them.
    I would replace the comma in 1 with 'and', but I am not a teacher.

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