Re: Comma question

Subject: Re: Comma question
From: Reshma <reshma_pendse -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- in>
To: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:34:57 +0530

Then it wouldn't be clear what is based on clusters- numbers or events.

Regards,
Reshma

Sent from my iPhone, please ignore typos.

On 19-Jul-2013, at 10:32 PM, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:

> 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."
>>
>> 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."
>>
>> Karen Felker
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Comma question: From: Karen Felker
Re: Comma question: From: John G

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