...one of my favorite movies, named 'Sad Story'.

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Karen123456

Senior Member
Malaysia English
Today, I want to introduce a movie that is one of my favorite movies, named 'Sad Story'.

Is the comma after movies optional? If so, is there a difference in meaning?

Thanks.
 
  • Oddmania

    Senior Member
    French
    Hi,

    I don't think the syntax is very idiomatic. I would expect "I want to introduce a movie called Sad Story, which is one of my favorite movies", or possibly "I want to introduce a movie that is one of my favorite movies, namely Sad Story".
     

    The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    You definitely need the comma. Without it you are suggesting that you have many favorite movies named Sad Story, and that you're going to introduce one of them.
     

    Nicomon

    Senior Member
    Français, Québec ♀
    I agree that you need the comma, but don't think that you need to repeat movie.

    My non native attempt :
    I want to introduce one of my favorite movies, entitled "Sad Story".
    or
    I'd like to introduce a movie entitled "Sad Story", which is one of my favorites.
     

    The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I agree that you need the comma, but don't think that you need to repeat movie.

    My non native attempt :
    I want to introduce one of my favorite movies, entitled "Sad Story".
    or
    I'd like to introduce a movie entitled "Sad Story", which is one of my favorites.
    :thumbsup: Sounds good. "I'd like to" sounds better than "I want to..."
     
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