San
Lv 6
San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Comma question?

He hurried toward the gate of the pen, through the flock of sheep.

Is the comma essential, optional or forbidden? Thanks!

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  • 2 months ago
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    As written, the comma is necessary, but I agree that the elements of this sentence are not in the best order. I'd go with "He hurried through the flock of sheep toward the gate of the pen."

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    is there a pen through the flock of sheep, a pen that happens to have a gate?

    If not, it is essential

  • 2 months ago

    Optional, though I think it is slightly better with the comma than without.

  • 2 months ago

    It would be better written as:

    He hurried through the flock of sheep toward the gate of the pen.

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  • 2 months ago

    In that sentence it's optional.

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Essential.     

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