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onsen
Posted: Friday, November 2, 2018 9:26:12 AM
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Hello,

Quote:
extrovert N. person interested mostly in external objects and actions.
A good salesman is usually an extrovert who likes to mingle with people.
(Basic Word List, 1997 edition)

extrovert N. person interested mostly in external objects and actions.
A good salesman is usually an extrovert, who likes to mingle with people.
(Basic Word List, 2012 edition)


Why is a comma (in red) added after the word 'extrovert' in the 2012 edition?

In what respects is the 1997 edition wrong?


Thank you
thar
Posted: Friday, November 2, 2018 10:28:45 AM

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'An extrovert who likes to mingle with people' describes the person.

Writing it like that, you can also have:


An extrovert from Sheffield.
That describes the person, but is nothing to do with his personality.

Or even:
An extrovert who doesn't like to mingle with people.
That makes no sense logically, but it is fine grammatically.
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