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    to be or not to be "a comma"

    Dear teachers,

    There are two sentences. The first sentence is in its original state as a title of an article in NYT. The second one is faintly modified.

    Booming, China Faults U.S. Policy on the Economy

    Booming China Faults U.S. Policy on the Economy

    Would you be kind enough tell me whether the mentioned above modification betray you into an error?

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    Re: to be or not to be "a comma"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    There are two sentences. The first sentence is in its original state as a title of an article in NYT. The second one is faintly modified.

    Booming, China Faults U.S. Policy on the Economy

    Booming China Faults U.S. Policy on the Economy

    Would you be kind enough tell me whether the mentioned above modification betray you into an error?

    Regards.

    V.
    Hi vil,
    The second sentence, without the comma seems to me to be much better.

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    Hi bhaisahab,

    Thank you for your corroboration of my going-over. The good friends should stick together.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: to be or not to be "a comma"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    There are two sentences. The first sentence is in its original state as a title of an article in NYT. The second one is faintly modified.

    Booming, China Faults U.S. Policy on the Economy

    Booming China Faults U.S. Policy on the Economy

    Would you be kind enough tell me whether the mentioned above modification betray you into an error?

    Regards.

    V.
    I kind of prefer the first because it's not "what kind of" China but rather what China is doing economically, booming:
    Booming, China ... <What China is doing>
    Booming China ... <what kind of China>

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    Hi Soup,

    Thank you for your partiality for lay stress on action. I give preference to the doer and his quality, not to the doing which is consequence of the former. The omnipotent God is the beginning and the end, not His doing. You should read something about the term casual nexus.

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    Re: to be or not to be "a comma"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Hi vil,
    The second sentence, without the comma seems to me to be much better.
    I agree. I see "Booming" as an adjective directly modifying China, so I would not separate them with a comma.

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