a special summer camp, where he'll be safe

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.
 
  • gladnhart

    Senior Member
    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.)
     
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