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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:25:43 AM
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The article, titled "PM Lee's wife Ho Ching weirdly shares article on cutting ties with family members", had quoted a Facebook post by PM Lee's sister, Dr Lee Wei Ling.

Is the comma after "article" required?

Thanks!
sureshot
Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:48:40 AM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
The article, titled "PM Lee's wife Ho Ching weirdly shares article on cutting ties with family members", had quoted a Facebook post by PM Lee's sister, Dr Lee Wei Ling.

Is the comma after "article" required?

Thanks!

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A comma, as suggested by you, is not required. The noun phrase is "article on". It does not warrant a split by using a comma.
tautophile
Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:50:35 AM
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Yes, the comma you ask about is needed. Is it absolutely required? Perhaps not, but I would strongly recommend its use.

The phrase giving the article's headline is a nonrestrictive appositive phrase, and such phrases should be set off from main part of a sentence by commas--so say the grammar guides I've looked at.
georgew
Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:35:32 AM

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tautophile wrote:
Yes, the comma you ask about is needed. Is it absolutely required? Perhaps not, but I would strongly recommend its use.

The phrase giving the article's headline is a nonrestrictive appositive phrase, and such phrases should be set off from main part of a sentence by commas--so say the grammar guides I've looked at.


Agree - not grammatically required but strongly suggested.



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