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    adrienne83 is offline Just Joined
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    Proper punctuation for this sentence

    Hi there, I'm wondering about the use of the comma after "strength" in this sentence:

    Though his physical strength is obvious, the character exhibits another form of strength, an inner, emotional stability rarely seen in a boy his age.

    It seems misplaced to me but I can't figure out why. Should the comma be replaced with a colon? An explanation with your opinion would be appreciated!

    Thanks.

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    Re: Proper punctuation for this sentence

    I would use the comma. The words following the comma explain "strength".

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