Re: Comma question

Subject: Re: Comma question
From: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: Karen Felker <akaren -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:02:24 -0400

IMHO, ditch the comma.


On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:28 PM, Karen Felker <akaren -at- earthlink -dot- net> 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."
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> I want to defend this comma, but I'm not sure how to do that. Does "based"
> introduce an adverbial phrase, because it describes the assigning process?
> I find it confusing to change the sentence to say "Assigns numbers, based
> on natural groups called clusters, to actors and events."
> Same with this rewrite: "Assigns numbers to actors and events. The numbers
> are based on natural groups called clusters."
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> Karen Felker
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