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Should three be a comma after "rivals"? Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:40:02 PM
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HITACHI has pulled the plug on 50 years of TV manufacturing, dealing yet another blow to a battered Japanese electronics industry.

It follows Pioneer in the list of Japanese companies to have admitted defeat in a market they once dominated. Sony, Panasonic and Sharp have also come under pressure over the past decade, amid tumbling prices for televisions and fierce competition from their South Korean rivals Samsung and LG.

Should three be a comma after "rivals"?

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Stephen Kennamer
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:37:12 AM

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No.
Ms. Sprute
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No
Audiendus
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No, because a comma would imply that Samsung and LG are their only South Korean rivals. The lack of a comma correctly leaves open the possibility that they may have other South Korean rivals from whom they are not facing fierce competition. The lack of a comma makes "Samsung and LG" a restrictive phrase.
Koh Elaine
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