0
   

Sir Walter Scott(,) who organised ...

 
 
Reply Fri 1 May, 2009 10:35 am
It was Sir Walter Scott, who organised repairs of the site between 1822 and 1826.

Is the comma optional?

Thanks.

  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Question • Score: 0 • Views: 940 • Replies: 7
No top replies

 
mac11
 
  1  
Reply Fri 1 May, 2009 10:53 am
@tanguatlay,
No, the comma is incorrect in this sentence.
McTag
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 May, 2009 07:02 am
@mac11,

May I respectfully demur.

Whether the comma is necessary or not depends on the preceding sentence or passage.
tanguatlay
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 May, 2009 08:25 am
@McTag,
Hi McTag

Please illustrate with example/s.

Thanks.
panzade
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 May, 2009 09:05 am
@McTag,
let me see if i get you Mctag...a preceding sentence might be...
"There were three important bankers who stepped forward to bankroll the endeavour.
It was..."
0 Replies
 
McTag
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 May, 2009 02:58 pm
@tanguatlay,
Quote:
Hi McTag

Please illustrate with example/s.


Okay, example, let's see now:

"Can anyone tell me who the mystery benefactor was? It was Sir Walter Scott, who organised repairs of the site between 1822 and 1826."
0 Replies
 
McTag
 
  1  
Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 11:31 pm

Is that clear, or do you want more examples?

In the absence of such a construct (as with the preceding sentence I supplied) your sentence should have no comma, as mac suggested.
tanguatlay
 
  1  
Reply Mon 4 May, 2009 08:16 am
@McTag,
McTag wrote:


Is that clear, or do you want more examples?

In the absence of such a construct (as with the preceding sentence I supplied) your sentence should have no comma, as mac suggested.

Thanks, McTag.

It's interesting how a preceding sentence affects the punctuation of the following sentence.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

deal - Question by WBYeats
Drs. = female doctor? - Question by oristarA
Let pupils abandon spelling rules, says academic - Discussion by Robert Gentel
Please, I need help. - Question by imsak
Is this sentence grammatically correct? - Question by Sydney-Strock
"come from" - Question by mcook
 
  1. Forums
  2. » Sir Walter Scott(,) who organised ...
Copyright © 2024 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.07 seconds on 02/27/2024 at 04:08:57