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Grammar Expertise Requested

The placement of the comma in this statement strikes me as incorrect:

"Johnny and Sebastian were married in front of family at the breathtakingly beautiful, Banyon Tree Mayakoba in the Mexican Caribbean after being together for seven years."

I don't think the comma should be between the word 'beautiful' and the name of the place, as 'beautiful' is an adjective describing the place.

However, isn't a comma required between 'Caribbean' and 'after,' to indicate that the sentence is heading to a different theme? So it would read like this:

"Johnny and Sebastian were married in front of family at the breathtakingly beautiful Banyon Tree Mayakoba in the Mexican Caribbean, after being together for seven years."

by Anonymousreply 109/09/2013

1. Yes, comma in the wrong place.

2. No comma is needed before "after."

When a dependent clause follows an independent cause, no comma is needed. However, when the dependent comes first, you do need a comma.

So--

I gasped when I read the wedding invitation.

When I read the wedding invitation, I gasped.

by Anonymousreply 109/09/2013
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