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    #1

    ...composition entitied,.

    She wrote a composition entitied, "My ambition".

    Is a comma needed after "entitled"?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: ...composition entitied,.

    Yes.
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    #3

    Re: ...composition entitied,.

    No, and you spelt 'entitled' wrong twice.

    (For once, I disagree with bhai.)

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    #4

    Re: ...composition entitied,.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    She wrote a composition entitled, "My ambition".

    Is a comma needed after "entitled"?
    No. It's wrong to put a comma there.
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    #5

    Re: ...composition entitied,.

    You would need a comma if the sentence is written:

    She wrote a composition, "My Ambition".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: ...composition entitied,.

    It used to be needed. I probably wouldn't use one these days, since the sentence flows normally. I'd use a comma in, "This sentence contains a comma".

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    #7

    Re: ...composition entitied,.

    I would use a comma in neither the original sentence nor the example in post #6.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: ...composition entitied,.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    You would need a comma if the sentence is written:

    She wrote a composition, "My Ambition".
    A comma would be necessary if I removed 'entitled'.

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    #9

    Re: ...composition entitied,.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A comma would be necessary if I removed 'entitled'.
    Are you asking us or telling us?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: ...composition entitied,.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No, and you spelt 'entitled' wrong twice.

    (For once, I disagree with bhai.)
    And you spelled "spelled" wrong once! Unless you're talking about this stuff:



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    So - spelt, it is!
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