[Grammar] if customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees [comma usage]

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uktous

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Hi,

Background:
The sentence is found on a letter from a bank.

Question:
In my understanding, we should write a "comma" between contact and there.
Ie,
If customers terminate the contact, there are no guarantees, ....
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If customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees, ....
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Does the letter have a grammatical mistake(missing comma)?
Is the comma compulsary?


Sentence:

If customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees, but we aim to offer a fair return on their investments.

Thanks
 

emsr2d2

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Hi,

Background:
The sentence is found on a letter from a bank.

Question:
In my understanding, we should write a "comma" between contact and there.
Ie,
If customers terminate the contact, there are no guarantees, ....
tick.GIF
tick.GIF
tick.GIF

If customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees, ....
cross.gif
cross.gif
cross.gif


Does the letter have a grammatical mistake(missing comma)?
Is the comma compulsary?


Sentence:

If customers terminate the contact there are no guarantees, but we aim to offer a fair return on their investments.

Thanks

I think it sounds tidier with the comma.

One question - are you sure it says "contact", not "contract"?
 

uktous

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I think it sounds tidier with the comma.

One question - are you sure it says "contact", not "contract"?

yes, it is a mistake

contract is correct
 
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