a special summer camp, where he'll be safe

Discussion in 'English Only' started by arueng, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. arueng Senior Member

    CHINESE
    Percey's mother says she can take him to a special summer camp, where he'll be safe.


    Hi,
    I guess the comma in the above should be omitted.
    Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.
     
  2. imcrises Member

    New Delhi
    India-Hindi & English
    In my opinion you can't..
     
  3. gladnhart

    gladnhart Senior Member

    Oregon
    Am English
    It depends.
    If the camp is special for another reason and "where he'll be safe" is an afterthought, then the comma is appropriate. If being safe is what makes it special, then the comma should come out. (This is the 'restrictive' or 'non-restrictive' rule about modifiers.)
     
  4. imcrises Member

    New Delhi
    India-Hindi & English
    Thanks gladnhart you are right.
     

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