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    Comma or No Comma?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by RaymHensley, Sep 8, 2011.

    Aloha.

    Should a comma go after "read"?

    I didn't see the part that read "Please do not post messages relating to sales or support issues".

    Thanks!
     
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    Yes.
     
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    I second Evelon's view. The presence of a comma after "read" gives a brief moment of pause, allowing the message inside the quote be independent, sort of.
     
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    definitely!... it's the same as dialog...
     
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    Great advice, guys!

    Mahalo :)
     

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