comma with 'each of which' [pronoun]: cats, each of which..., won't

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Elaine Koh, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Elaine Koh Senior Member

    Singapore English
    Three cats, each of which eats seven rats, won't be hungry for long.

    Are the commas needed as indicated above?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    They are.

    The clause in red is not essential to the sentence. It is an aside and is marked by what THIS SITE refers to as bracketing commas.
    << Oops. I forgot to make the clause red earlier. It's red now. >>

    • The Comma
      • The Listing Comma
      • The Joining Comma
      • The Gapping Comma
      • Bracketing Commas
      • Summary of Commas
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008
  3. Elaine Koh Senior Member

    Singapore English
    Thanks. Panjandrum.
     

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