the usage of "or"

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hello,

my question is that in the following usage of the word "or," do we always need a comma before " or"

acrophobia, or fear of great heights. :)
 

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paula said:
hello,

my question is that in the following usage of the word "or," do we always need a comma before " or"

acrophobia, or fear of great heights. :)

Oh, yes. If you didn't have the comma there it would suggest that acrophobia and fear of great heights might be two different things.

:)
 
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