Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: comma

  1. FW
    Guest
    #1

    comma

    Is there any difference between:
    1-Everything you said to dissuade him from leaving was useless.
    and:
    2-Everything you said, to dissuade him from leaving, was useless.

  2. RonBee's Avatar
    Moderator
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,546
    #2
    I do not see any difference in meaning between the two sentences. I would leave the commas out.

    :)

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 66,864
    #3
    The seconds relegates the part, but I don't see why.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •