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    Punctuation

    First sentence:
    I believe that one of the most important developments in transportation has been the
    development of international jet transport.
    Second sentence:
    Today it is Possible for more and more people in every country to travel in comfort. Thus it is Possible for
    businesspeople to do business all over the world.
    My question is: why didn't we put a comma before "has been the
    development..." in the first sentence, and why didn't we put a comma before "Thus" in the second one?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Punctuation

    Welcome to the forum, genteel.

    Where did you find these sentences? They are not examples of good English.

    When you say 'Why didn't we put a comma...? I expect you mean 'Why didn't the writer put a comma...'

    There is no need for any commas.

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    Re: Punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by genteel View Post
    why didn't we put a comma before "has been the
    development..." in the first sentence
    'One of the ...' is the subject and 'has been' is the verb. Why do you think a comma is needed between the subject and the verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by genteel View Post
    why didn't we put a comma before "Thus" in the second one?
    'Today it is possible ...' and 'Thus it is possible ...' are two complete sentences. Why do think a comma is needed between two complete sentences?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Punctuation

    I'd still like to know where genteel found these sentences.

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    Re: Punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, genteel.

    Where did you find these sentences? They are not examples of good English.

    When you say 'Why didn't we put a comma...? I expect you mean 'Why didn't the writer put a comma...'

    There is no need for any commas.
    I found this sentences in TOEFL pbt test preparation. And iI mean that we shoul put comma in the first sentece, and a comma before and after "thus" in the second one.

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    Re: Punctuation

    No commas are required.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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