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    comma needed?

    With this software, you receive a complete virtual private server, allowing you to run the program and a host of other third-party applications from any computer with nothing more than an Internet connection.

    Is the comma after server necessary? Or is there a difference in meaning if it is removed?


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    Smile Re: comma needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    With this software, you receive a complete virtual private server, allowing you to run the program and a host of other third-party applications from any computer with nothing more than an Internet connection.

    Is the comma after server necessary? Or is there a difference in meaning if it is removed?
    First, IMHO, yes.
    Second, yes.

    Your base sentense derives from:

    With this software, you receive a complete virtual private server(,) which allows you to run the program and a host of other third-party applications from any computer with nothing more than an Internet connection.

    If you dispense with the comma here, which here only modifies and limits its antecedant server.

    Oh the other hand, if you put a comma here, which can be viewed as modifying either server or the principal sentence. Therefore, it has different meanings.

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