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bmo

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In today's San Jose Mercury newspaper:

They had operated on his head, and his stomach.

Would you please explain the necessity of the comma?

Thanks.

BMO
 

bmo

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In today's San Jose Mercury newspaper:

They had operated on his head, and his stomach.

Would you please explain the necessity of the comma?

Thanks.

BMO
 

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bmo said:
In today's San Jose Mercury newspaper:

They had operated on his head, and his stomach.

Would you please explain the necessity of the comma?

Thanks.

BMO

That is an error, in my opinion. :wink:
 

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bmo said:
In today's San Jose Mercury newspaper:

They had operated on his head, and his stomach.

Would you please explain the necessity of the comma?

Thanks.

BMO

That is an error, in my opinion. :wink:
 

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It might make sense if the stomach operation were seen as less important, otherwise it makes no sense. I wouldn't use it. ;-)
 

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It might make sense if the stomach operation were seen as less important, otherwise it makes no sense. I wouldn't use it. ;-)
 

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Thanks to both of you. Newpaper does make mistakes sometimes.

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bmo

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Thanks to both of you. Newpaper does make mistakes sometimes.

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bmo said:
Thanks to both of you. Newpaper does make mistakes sometimes.

BMO

These days, newspaper errors are at an all-time high. :x
 

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bmo said:
Thanks to both of you. Newpaper does make mistakes sometimes.

BMO

These days, newspaper errors are at an all-time high. :x
 
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