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Is the comma optional?

 
 
Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2022 10:17 am
Could Anwar’s government bring back the High-Speed Rail? In a statement in January 2021, Anwar called the cancellation a mistake “both from a current economic standpoint and in terms of future benefits”, pointing out the economic opportunities it could have opened up, in drawing tourists, businesses and foreign direct investment.

Is the comma in bold optional?

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hightor
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2022 12:58 pm
@tanguatlay,
I would prefer the sentence without that comma but I'd put one after "businesses" — that's known as an "Oxford comma".

...pointing out the economic opportunities it could have opened up in drawing tourists, businesses, and foreign direct investment.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2022 03:31 pm
Thanks, hightor!

Is it a case of British vs American English if the comma were left out?













Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2022 06:27 pm
@tanguatlay,
I'm pretty sure the comma after "up" is not just optional; it's a grammatucal errir,
roger
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2022 10:55 pm
@Thomas,
Howdy, Stranger!
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Thomas
 
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2022 02:57 am
@tanguatlay,
Good to see you too, Roger!
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2022 05:46 am
@tanguatlay,
I agree with Thomas, it's wrong.

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tanguatlay
 
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2022 06:29 am
@hightor,
hightor wrote:

I would prefer the sentence without that comma but I'd put one after "businesses" — that's known as an "Oxford comma".

...pointing out the economic opportunities it could have opened up in drawing tourists, businesses, and foreign direct investment.

Is putting a comma after "business" an American English way?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2022 06:33 am
@tanguatlay,
No, Oxford is a top university in the UK.

The Oxford comma is optional.
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