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    doubts about the use of the comma in English

    Hi there!

    I've noticed that a lot of people prefer not to use the comma in English. I wonder whether it's a personal matter of choice or whether it's actually the right way to write.

    A few examples:

    1. The guy, who was new at the job, didn't know to help the customer properly.

    2. Let's settle this now, once and for all.

    3. I'll give you my phone number and, in case of necessity, call me at any time.

    4. Yesterday, I saw you entering the supermarket.

    5. When I saw you for the first time, I thought I was going to suffocate with such a beauty.

    6. However, whenever she needed my help, I was always there for her.

    Should I use the comma in the situations above, please?

    Thanks.

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    Re: doubts about the use of the comma in English

    hi there,
    would someone like to comment, please?
    thanks.

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    Thumbs up Re: doubts about the use of the comma in English

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi there!

    I've noticed that a lot of people prefer not to use the comma in English. I wonder whether it's a personal matter of choice or whether it's actually the right way to write.

    A few examples:

    1. The guy, who was new at the job, didn't know to help the customer properly.

    2. Let's settle this now, once and for all.

    3. I'll give you my phone number and, in case of necessity, call me at any time.

    4. Yesterday, I saw you entering the supermarket.

    5. When I saw you for the first time, I thought I was going to suffocate with such a beauty.

    6. However, whenever she needed my help, I was always there for her.

    Should I use the comma in the situations above, please?

    Thanks.
    All the commas used look fine to me.

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