RE: Comma question

Subject: RE: Comma question
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Karen Felker <akaren -at- earthlink -dot- net>, Tech Writers <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:07:52 -0700

Karen Felker wrote:

> A reviewer is disputing my use of a comma in this sentence that describes a
> clustering algorithm: "Assigns numbers to actors and events, based on natural
> groups called clusters."

I meant to add this suggestion before hitting Send: Read the sentence out loud. Did you pause after "events"? I don't, and I think most people wouldn't. Thus you don't need the comma.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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