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Autor:  mrobertson
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  09/OUT/2003 12:31 AM
Assunto:  Re: The use of comma
Mensagem:  The ‘science’ of comma-placement is an imprecise one - a sample of actual use would no doubt demonstrate a certain amount of free variation even amongst educated speakers of standard forms of English

Essentially the aim should be to separate subordinate clauses from main ones with the aim of assisting the reader

There are some cases (eg non-defining relative clauses) where they are regarded as necessary

There is some suggestion that formats like chat and email are leading to greater variations in punctuation (including use of commas)...

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
The use of comma  –  Raider  08/OUT/2003, 9:36 AM
Re: The use of comma  –  André Oliveira  08/OUT/2003, 10:36 AM
 Re: The use of comma  –  mrobertson  09/OUT/2003, 12:31 AM

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