Comma or no comma?


Does the sentence 'The dragon looks like a dog without its wings' need a comma? Also, does my question title need a comma?

edited May 29 '13 at 22:28 Fatty New member

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As it's written, your sentence, "The dragon looks like a dog without its wings," does not need (nor should it have) a comma.  However, the sentence doesn't quite make sense because having "without its wings" next to "dog" makes it appear that it is describing/modifying "dog," which doesn't really make sense.  I think you really mean "Without its wings, the drgon looks like a dog." Written this way, the sentence does need the comma. 


As for your question needing a comma, it's really a matter of preference. I don't know of any definitive rule that dictates one way or the other.

link comment answered May 31 '13 at 03:41 Dr. G Contributor

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