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    Should both the commas be retained?

    The following is from a Buddhist magazine

    In the Gosho, 'Teaching, Practice and Proof", Nichiren Daishonin states:

    "Use determined but gentle words..."

    Should both the commas be retained? I think the phrase enclosed by the commas is non-restrictive and the commas are needed.

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    Re: Should both the commas be retained?

    You have received numerous answers to a similar question here, and I see that you have asked the same question here.

    We recommend posting a question on one forum only initially. If you do not get a satisfactory answer from that forum and you feel that you have exhausted its possibilities, then of course trying a different forum might help. It is only courteous however, to tell the second forum that you have already asked the question on another forum and then give a precis of the answers you received there, along with an explanation of why you are now looking elsewhere.
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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-May-2017 at 08:28.

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    Re: Should both the commas be retained?

    Thanks, Rover.

    In the earlier post reproduced below, only one comma is involved. In the latest post, two commas are used. That's why it causes me to doubt.

    Nichiren Daishonin’s writings are called Goshos. The following is from a Buddhist magazine.

    The Daishonin describes this sentiment in the following passage from the Gosho, "The Royal Palace":

    "The situation is much like a powerful bow with a weak bowstring or ...".

    As for posting on the other forum, it's because I had waited for hours without a reply. However, I have taken note of your advice and will refrain from doing so. And I would like to apologise for what I did.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 21-May-2017 at 09:42.

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