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richardlong369

  • 3 years ago

Do i have ti add any commas or anything to the following sentence: Truth seems to involve stories that never happened and seem to entail more truth than actual events.

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  1. ChocolateLover911
    • 3 years ago
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    yeah..you add a comma here: Truth seems to involve stories that never happened, and seem to entail more truth than actual events.

  2. richardlong369
    • 3 years ago
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    thankyou very much

  3. ChocolateLover911
    • 3 years ago
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    hey, no sweat

  4. BostonBlue
    • 3 years ago
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    There should not be a comma there The rule with a conjunction (the word ''and") and the words that follow it, is that you use a comma if the words after the conjunction could stand alone as a full sentence. In this case "seem to involve more truth than actual events" is a phrase and could not stand alone as a sentence. (It has no subject to act on the verb "involve") so you do not use a comma in that case. (If it read "and stories seem to involve more truth than actual events" then you would have a subject (stories) and a verb (involve) - and because that could stand alone as a sentence, in that case you would use a comma. does this make sense? this rule comes up ALL the time in writing, so it's a good idea to learn it. do you understand the explanation?

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