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    Question Comma problem

    "Using A is essential because it produces accurate results, and causes no ambiguity."

    Frankly, I am not sure how to set punctuation in this sentence. Formally, before because there should be no comma though we could put it there if the clauses are complex. Two independent clauses, like the two after because, should be divided with a comma. However, using these rules I obtained the sentence given above, and I am not sure it is correct and clear. I considered all the possibilities, but was not able to choose the best one. What do you think?

    Thanks,
    Nyggus

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    Re: Comma problem

    If produces accurate results and causes no ambiguity are related, a comma is not required.

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    Re: Comma problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    If produces accurate results and causes no ambiguity are related, a comma is not required.
    Thanks, Casiopea. So, it won't be there!

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    Re: Comma problem

    Correct. Unless that is you want to set-off causes no ambiguity as a related but distant point (i.e., as an afterthought or a "by the way...").

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