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    The belief, that

    Hi,

    - The belief, that corporal punishment is good for children, is a kind of belief held by few teacher in some countries.

    I've come across the above sentence on the net and have had difficulty in understanding why a comma in both before 'that' and after 'children is used.

    Thanks.

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    Re: The belief, that

    The commas are unnecessary. In fact, they're incorrect. A lot of what is written on the internet is grammatically wrong. You probably noticed that it should say "teachers", not "teacher". Also, "a kind of belief" is rather unnatural. Is it possible that the sentence was written by a non-native speaker?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The belief, that

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Is it possible that the sentence was written by a non-native speaker?
    Yes, it is.

    Thanks for the answer.

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