relative clause

Discussion in 'English Only' started by nimfae, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. nimfae Senior Member

    I have another question: is a comma required in this sentence before 'which'?
    Today’s challenges require us to focus on corporate governance, which plays the key role in business innovation and economic growth.
    I think it is as this is a non-restricitve relative clause. Is this right?
  2. entangledbank

    entangledbank Senior Member

    English - South-East England
    Yes, it's non-restrictive, so a comma is wanted. There aren't two kinds of corporate governance, one which plays a key role and one which doesn't.
  3. rhitagawr

    rhitagawr Senior Member

    British English
    The sentence is all right. Omitting the comma would mean that there was a kind of corporate governance which didn't play the key role...
    Cross-posted with entangledbank.
  4. nimfae Senior Member

    thank you.

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