May to September 2008, "inclusive".

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Hello,

Can any one please tell me if this is correct?


I wish to apply for an internship as part of my degree within the Group Banque Populaire in France. I am currently undertaking a Professional Master’s Degree in Finance, specialising in Banking & Insurance and Management Control at the University of Cergy-Pontoise in France. I will be available to conduct the internship from May to September 2008, inclusive.


Should the comma be there! I didn't get a mistake in word...so may be it should be there?
 
  • Lexiphile

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    On a scale of 1 to 10 (1= must not be there, 10= absolutely essential) it falls at about 6. Like a lot of the commas in English, it isn't really necessary, but it sometimes helps.

    In this short sentence, it doesn't seem to add much. In a longer, complicated sentence, it might be helpful to prevent the reader from expecting something to follow.
     

    ACT

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    But surely, Dimcl, if you use through then you don't need inclusive at all.

    And I suspect you have never considered the implications of saying
    "I will drown and no one shall save me!"
    when you mean
    "I shall drown and no one will save me!"

    I'm sure there must be a thread on this topic somewhere.

    what about now: ?

    I shall be available to conduct the internship for any period from May through September 2008.

    Can I say untill instead if through ?

    Cheers
     
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