Everything looks fine to me, except I'd add that comma at the end, but it wouldn't surprise me if others totally disagreed with me.
Just wanted to make sure the use of commas correct in this sentence. Any suggestions?
"While many students applying to your program are accomplished scholars of Spanish literature, few, if any, will have been successful English majors, as well."
If the sentence had read:
...will have been English majors, too...
(by the way, would "majors" be capitalized?)
I would always use that comma...well, too! LOL
There is much debate on that comma at the end of sentences, setting off non-essential words. By non-essential
, I mean words that you can take out of a sentence and not have it lose any meaning whatsoever. I was always taught to use those commas. The nuns were adamant about those commas. You didn't mess around with those nuns.
Lately, there's been a shift to get rid of them:
I love you too.
I don't know if I'd agree with that assessment though.
Many educated people agree with me as well.
People leave them out all the time. I want to scream when they do!
I think it has a lot to do with the print media: newspapers, magazines, etc. It saves space when you leave out the commas.
I am not
giving up my commas.
You might want to find out what your teacher wants and do it that way, though. I mean...that way though.