comma with apposition [participle]: persuaded me, convinced me, to

MugenKaosu

Senior Member
Brazilian Portuguese
I'm not sure this is actually an apposition, since I've only seen appositions between nouns, not verbs. But anyway...

I'm wondering if I should use a comma here:
He has persuaded, convinced me, to do this.

... Or perhaps I should write it like this?
He has persuaded me, convinced me, to do this.
 
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    He has persuaded, convinced, me to do this.
    He has persuaded me, convinced me, to do this.

    But not:
    He has persuaded, convinced me, to do this.

    The sentence has to make sense if you omit the text between the commas.
     
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