Comma or no comma?

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I am embarrased to even ask this but my grammar is terrible but my content is great :) 

 

ok so, this wording will be on a plaque:

 

On behalf of Renfrew County, thank you.

 

-or-

 

On behalf of Renfrew County thank you.

asked Oct 10 '13 at 18:00 Jackie New member

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Definitely use the comma, especially if it's all on one line.

link comment answered Oct 10 '13 at 18:40 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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You definitely need the comma because you are starting the sentence with a weak clause.  The subject of the sentence is actually implied to be I (or we).  On behalf of Renfrew County, [I/we] thank you. 

 

That brings me to a question about the plaque.  Is there other text on the plaque?  Do people reading the sign know who "I" is?  Or should Renfrew County be the subject?  Renfrew County thanks you. 

link comment answered Oct 10 '13 at 18:55 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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