Punctuation within a sentence
Is the punctuation within this sentence correct? Do you have suggestions on how to improve this statement?
The task force also examined the accreditation standards, in addition to the COA and AACN ), of all the applicable accrediting bodies necessary for this transition to a doctorate.
I have two comments:
(1) You have used a parenthetical phrase -- "in addition to the COA and AACN." This sort of phrase is either set off with commas (as you have) or with parentheses marks (as you added after AACN) -- but not both. Delete the ")" after AACN and your sentence will be correctly punctuated.
(2) The word "doctorate" alone does not jibe with the context of the overall sentence. I suspect you mean "doctoral program."
I hope this helps.
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