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    #1

    Is the comma after writer needed?

    William Sydney Porter, who wrote under the name of O. Henry, was a United States short-story writer, well known for his descriptions of the many kinds of people he observed and knew in New York City.


    Is the comma after writer needed?

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    #2

    Re: Is the comma after writer needed?

    Yes.

    I would hyphenate "well-known".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Is the comma after writer needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes.

    I would hyphenate "well-known".
    I would definitely not. The phrase should be hyphenated only when used as an adjective. In the OP's sentence, well is an adverb modifying known. They are independent words fulfilling different functions.
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    Re: Is the comma after writer needed?

    I think it is possible to omit the comma.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Is the comma after writer needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think it is possible to omit the comma.

    I disagree.
    “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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