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    • Join Date: Jan 2008
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    Do I need a comma?

    Hi everyone,

    If I am using the phrase "It is a fast-acting free-rinsing shampoo", do I need to use a comma between 'fast-acting' and 'free-rinsing'?

    Thanks.


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    Re: Do I need a comma?

    This seems like an advert, and advertising has rules of its own when it comes to spelling and punctuation. Whereas a comma would ordinarily be used, it would be too formal -and detract from the hype of the claims - to use a comma. Methinks, omit.


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    Re: Do I need a comma?

    The phrase is part of a product description within a website and we are trying to keep the grammar as accurate as possible. Therefore, I will use the comma.

    Thanks for the advice, David.

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    Talking Re: Do I need a comma?

    Yes, I would use a comma. If you don't, it sounds too wordy. Hope it helps

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