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    focus on something, that

    I would like to ask you if the use of the comma true in this example: "Students sometimes focus so much on knowing which nouns are der, die or das and how to decline them, that the plurality of nouns is at times neglected." It is the comma among "them" and "that"

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    Re: focus on something, that

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I would like to ask you if the use of the comma is correct true in this example: "Students sometimes focus so much on knowing which nouns are der, die or das and how to decline them, that the plurality of nouns is at times neglected." It is the comma among "them" and "that"

    http://www.deutschkurs.be/plurals/
    Some writers would insert a comma there but I think most editors would consider it wrong. (Note that wrong [or "incorrect"] is different from "false" and correct is different from "true".)

    The sentence is clumsy. It would be better to write something like Students sometimes focus so much on the gender and declination of nouns that they neglect their number.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 15-Feb-2017 at 23:56. Reason: To change type style & quotation marks.
    I am not a teacher.

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