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Why was the comma in the brackets added here? Can I delete it? Frank Sinatra collapsed on a Richmond, Virginia (, ) stage while performing his trademark My Way.
Aug 4, 2019 3:26 PM
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Edited: Thanks to Simon for correcting me. Evidently, the comma IS necessary. There is a rule that when writing a place name with multiple elements (such as city and state), you need a comma after EACH element, including the last one. I personally find it a bit weird both with and without the comma. I would probably reword the sentence to say something like, "Frank Sinatra collapsed on a stage in Richmond, Virginia, while performing his trademark 'My Way.'" (At least to me, the comma sounds more natural before "while" than before "stage.")
August 4, 2019
Got it. Thank you Gray!
August 5, 2019
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