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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:18:59 PM
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A while later, Yong and Yeo returned to the room from buying food at a nearby convenience store. Yeo fell asleep on the second bed, before Tay began to sexually assault the victim.

1. Should it be "after" instead?
2. Is the comma after "bed" needed?

Thanks.
sureshot
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:12:50 AM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
A while later, Yong and Yeo returned to the room from buying food at a nearby convenience store. Yeo fell asleep on the second bed, before Tay began to sexually assault the victim.

1. Should it be "after" instead?
2. Is the comma after "bed" needed?

Thanks.

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1. "After" is the correct choice.
2. Comma is required after "bed". In its absence, the middle part will be "... bed before Tay ...".It conveys the sense "bed in front of Tay". A comma makes the sentence clear.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:27:50 PM
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Thanks, sureshot.
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