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    Punctuation of sentence

    Im confused for this sentence if there should be a comma before 'such as' and also if there should be a comma after 'which':
    They then elaborate on that claim by saying that companies can just “emphasize particular characteristic” in a misleading way such as advertising lower sodium levels per serving, which is accomplished through smaller serving sizes instead of changed product

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    Re: Punctuation of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by apsotka View Post
    I'm confused for about this sentence. I don't know if there should be a comma before 'such as' and also if there should be a comma after 'which'.

    They then elaborate on that claim by saying that companies can just “emphasize particular characteristic” in a misleading way such as advertising lower sodium levels per serving, which is accomplished through smaller serving sizes instead of changed product

    Thanks. :)
    Note my changes above, marked in red. Are you sure you copied the quote correctly. It should be either "emphasize a particular characteristic" or "emphasize particular characteristics". "instead of changed product" is also unnatural.

    In my opinion, there should be a comma before "such as".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Punctuation of sentence

    There should also be a comma before 'which'.
    The comma before 'such' is grammatically optional, I believe, though I'd use it too.

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    Re: Punctuation of sentence

    Note that Raymott has pointed out that there should be a comma before "which", not after ​it, as you originally suggested.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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