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    Cool Why is there a comma in an inverted scentence

    Title says, no one in my class can figure it out grade 8 English. I'm thinking it has to do with clauses?

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    Re: Why is there a comma in an inverted scentence

    You're right. The comma separates the main clause from its subordinate clause. Here are two examples. (The subordinate clauses are underlined.)

    [1] Had he understood the problem, he wouldn't have committed those mistakes.

    [2] Should he decide to come, please telephone.


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