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Use of Commas in Removable Sentence Section With Apostrophes

 
 
Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2013 12:34 am
I was randomly chatting with a friend when I said something that made me stop and think, as I had never come across this particular scenario before:

Example Sentence: "I have to go downtown to where my home's contractors, Homes4You's main offices are located."

Do I use a comma after the apostrophe and S, even though it breaks apart the noun from what it is possessing?
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2013 08:46 am
It's a very awkward sentence, but I think it should be:

I have to go downtown to where my home contractor's, Homes4You, main offices are located."
JTT
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2013 09:35 pm
@UlithiumDragon,
We don't use commas when we are randomly chatting, UD.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2013 05:45 pm
@JTT,
How prescriptivist of you.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2013 07:42 pm
@InfraBlue,
Quote:
How prescriptivist of you.


Prescriptivist would be "Don't use ... . // You mustn't/shouldn't use ... .

Had you spoken your reply above to me, Infra, would you have said,

How prescriptivist of you period

or

How prescriptivist of you exclamation mark
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2013 11:36 am
@PUNKEY,
Quote:
I have to go downtown to where my home contractor's, Homes4You, main offices are located."
Punk this still seems a bit awkward. Try

I have to go downtown where the offices my home contractor, Homes4You, are located
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