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    #1

    punctuation

    Can one say:
    1-The police found five grenades, and guns.
    instead of:
    2-The police found five grenades and some guns.


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    Re: punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Can one say:
    1-The police found five grenades, and guns.
    instead of:
    2-The police found five grenades and some guns.
    It does not make a good change.

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    Re: punctuation

    Thanks.
    I agree that the second sentence is better, but would you consider 1 as out and out wrong?

    PS. Please don't get me wrong. I am not in love with that sentence. I am just trying to figure out the grammar involved here!


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    Re: punctuation

    I would say that the first one indicates a pause between saying "five grenades" and "and guns", perhaps to make it clear that "five" relates to the grenades only.

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