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    Is comma needed>

    So he decided to run to school, as his school is not far away.

    Is a comma obligatory after 'school'?



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    Not in my view, but the sentence would be better "He decided to run to his school as it was not far away".


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    How about rearranging it as 'So, he decided to run to school, as it was not far away'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Not in my view, but the sentence would be better "He decided to run to his school as it was not far away".

    Yes, I agree! I always understood that if the subordinate clause was at the end of a sentence, you do NOT use a comma between it and the main clause.
    By the way, Anglika, how do you quote more than one person in a reply?

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    #5

    Re: Is comma needed>

    Hi Anglika

    He decided to run to his school as it was not far away".

    Can I use 'is' because the school is in fact not far away? If my son's school is nearby, and he is writing about what actually happened, can 'is' be used. Or, as you said, it is better to use 'was' to be consistent with 'decided'.

    Thanks in advance.





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    #6

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    Yes, I think you can use 'is' because it is an unchanging fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiona bramble View Post
    Yes, I agree! I always understood that if the subordinate clause was at the end of a sentence, you do NOT use a comma between it and the main clause.
    By the way, Anglika, how do you quote more than one person in a reply?

    Fiona
    Wish I knew! someone out there will be able to tell you.

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