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    #1

    Peter is concerned about

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Do I need a comma after "daughter"?

    Peter is concerned about his daughter who is lying with pneumonia in hospital.

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    #2

    Re: Peter is concerned about

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Peter is concerned about

    Would my sentence be correct if I delete "who" and write it like this:

    Peter is concerned about his daughter, lying with pneumonia in hospital.

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    #4

    Re: Peter is concerned about

    It would be more natural like this (in American English): Peter is concerned about his daughter who is in the hospital with pneumonia. BrE would omit the definite article.
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    #5

    Re: Peter is concerned about

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Do I need a comma after "daughter"?

    Peter is concerned about his daughter who is lying with pneumonia in hospital.
    No.

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    #6

    Re: Peter is concerned about

    I see no reason for 'lying'.

    'Peter is concerned about his daughter, who is in hospital with pneumonia.'

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