I may have to look into this field a little bit, to determine if it is a good idea.
Is the comma required after the word "bit"? Does it change the meaning of a sentence without a comma?
I have to disagree with Lincoln’s suggestions. The second part of your sentence is not an independent clause. A semi-colon would be quite incorrect. Rewriting this as two sentence is unnecessarily wordy.
The end of the sentence is a dependent clause. It is providing additional information about the independent clause. I believe there is an argument both for and against the comma. Is this additional information necessary to the meaning of the sentence? If so then there should not be a comma. If not, then the comma should be used. I prefer no comma because I think that it is necessary to know why you may have to look into the field.
|link||answered Jan 24 at 05:52 Patty T Grammarly Fellow|
I don't think a comma is required. You may put a semicolon or a full stop. My suggestions:
1. I may have to look into this field a little bit (more). It is to determine if it is a good idea.
2. I may have to look into this field a little bit (more); to determine if it is a good idea.
Just my two cents.
|link comment||answered Jan 24 at 04:22 Lincoln Chase Tang New member|
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