appropriate use of commas

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Dear Sir:

We are planning to schedule the first Pain Team Subcommittee meeting as soon as possible. Dr. Smith suggested meeting on Wednesday, April 27th (her only open day in April), unfortunately, you are out of the office that day; should we plan to meet on the 27th, or would you prefer to schedule the meeting at a later date?

asked Mar 30 '11 at 18:26 Darci Beilby New member

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You have a semi-colon error as well as a comma splice. The comma after "(her only open day in April) forms a comma splice. It can be replaced with a semi-colon or a period:

 

"...(her only open day in April); unfortunately, you..."

"...(her only open day in April). Unfortunately, you..."

 

The semi-colon after "day" is incorrect and should be replaced with a period. The question "Should we... later date?" should belong to its own sentence.

 

"Dear Sir:

We are planning to schedule the first Pain Team Subcommittee meeting as soon as possible. Dr. Smith suggested meeting on Wednesday, April 27th (her only open day in April); unfortunately, you are out of the office that day. Should we plan to meet on the 27th, or would you prefer to schedule the meeting at a later date?"

 

Cheers!

link comment answered Mar 30 '11 at 19:03 Collane Ramsey Expert

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