Some reviewers ask to put commas after each desciption. Grammarly states otherwise.

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In some underserved, community-based, ECE settings there are limited opportunities to participate in ongoing professional learning (Walker, 2009).

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In some underserved, community-based, ECE settings there are limited opportunities to participate in ongoing professional learning .
asked Jun 13 '13 at 19:49 Pamela J. Bates New member

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Maybe this will work for you. I disagree with your reviewers.

 

There are limited opportunities to participate in ongoing professional learning in some underserved, community-based, ECE settings.

 

This gives your reviewers their comma, but also gives the reader a break. Note: Do not fail a course, test or work project because someguy on the internet told you to leave out a comma or two. If by “your reviewers” you mean bosses – give them all the commas they want ;<)  

link comment edited Jun 14 '13 at 02:55 Brother Dave Contributor
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To me I believe in always separating nouns or adjectives in a list with a comma unless they go together, for example, I had an apple, ice cream, and peanut butter and jelly for lunch. It wouldn't make sense to separate peanut butter and jelly with a comma. In your example with the adjective "community-based" I don't think there should be a comma after it because it seems to go with "ECE" which seems to go with "settings". When in doubt I always use the rule that if you pause when you read something out loud, you probably need a comma. If not, you probably don't.

link comment answered Jun 13 '13 at 20:15 Star New member
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I forgot to mention I wouldn't put a comma after "ECE" either.

link comment answered Jun 13 '13 at 20:16 Star New member

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