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Hi Rich Yes, I know, but my student is curious, and so am I. I would like to make sure, if in 1) after "on Earth" the comma is used because of the reference being non-restrictive. 3) after "emperor" looks like an obvious mistake As for 2) I have found comma before for in the meaning of because is ob...

by critter

Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Punctuation: comma in 3 questions - questionable
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Punctuation: comma in 3 questions - questionable

Hello I have doubts concering the punctuation in the sentences found on the internet. Could the mistakes be caused by some ocr errors? Though called a sea, the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth, covering more than four times the surface area of its closest in size, North Ameri...

by critter

Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Punctuation: comma in 3 questions - questionable
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

usage of "of" vs "for"

Hi everyone

I am looking for a meaningful and valid generalisation on the choice of one preposition vs the other.
It appears that the internet is rather empty of advanced examples. Is it because the whole issue is in its nature idiomatic (i.e. you need to learn specific examples by heart)?

by critter

Mon May 27, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: English Language Tests
Topic: usage of "of" vs "for"
Replies: 2
Views: 2814