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Reply Mon 23 Oct, 2023 08:44 am
Is this sentence clear or is there a better choice, and should there be a comma used?

Please give her a heads up before you come in to get it so she has time to log it out.

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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 23 Oct, 2023 08:50 am
@LBrinkmann,
Put a comma where? There’s no comma placement that would make sense.
LBrinkmann
 
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Reply Mon 23 Oct, 2023 09:41 am
@Ragman,
My Outlook grammar check suggested this, but it didn't look correct to me:

Please give her a heads up before you come in to get it, so she has time to log it out.
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 23 Oct, 2023 06:26 pm
@LBrinkmann,
No, Ragman is right - no comma needed. One of the uses for the comma is the pause, so putting a comma where you did makes you pause where you wouldn't ordinarily.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 25 Oct, 2023 03:22 pm
Reliability of Outlook grammar checker (as are many other grammar programs) might be used as a general guide but I wouldn’t rely on them unconditionally. As a former technical writer, I find no good reason to place a comma where they suggest.
LBrinkmann
 
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Reply Wed 1 Nov, 2023 01:55 pm
@Ragman,
Thanks All!
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