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    Are these sentences correct:

    1-I heard an interview with him saying that he is going to put out a new album.
    2-I heard an interview with him, saying that he is going to put out a new album.

    3-I saw a photo of him standing near that fountain.
    4-I saw a photo of him, standing near that fountain.

    The commas are supposed to indicate that what follows has been addes as an afterthought. Thus, 1 and 2, and 3 and 4, will not be exactly synonymous.

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    Re: comma

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-I heard an interview with him saying that he is going to put out a new album.
    2-I heard an interview with him, saying that he is going to put out a new album.

    3-I saw a photo of him standing near that fountain.
    4-I saw a photo of him, standing near that fountain.

    The commas are supposed to indicate that what follows has been addes as an afterthought. Thus, 1 and 2, and 3 and 4, will not be exactly synonymous.
    The problem with the comma is that it introduces an ambiguity, especially in the second example.
    4. could mean that you were standing near the fountain when you saw the photo of him.
    In 1, he is saying he will put out the album.
    In 2, the interview is saying he will put out a new album, ie. it could have been the interviewer who told the audience about the new album.

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