1. Fedora

    Fedora Active Member

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    Comma Conundrum

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Fedora, Nov 29, 2009.

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    Is the comma optional? Would the second sentence be grammatically incorrect?
     
  2. Lemex

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    I'd go for the second.

    With the first it is an unnecessary pause.
     
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    First is more easily read, to me. If a comma makes it clearer, then go for it.
     
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    'when he wasn't working out' is an adverbial clause, so properly takes a comma...
     
  5. Ecksvie

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    I think they're both right, but the second one flows better.
     
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    I prefer the second. Also your poetic license allows for gramatically incorrect ideas.
     
  7. Fedora

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    That solves that. Thanks for the input, everyone.
     

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