Place of Comma


Not sure if this is correct? Grammarly says to put a comma after Claire, but thinks it

looks weird. Any suggestion?

See example:

I am aware of Travis's abilities, and will meet with Claire and he to emphasize the following leadership qualities; we are seeking vision, ability concern for others' confidence and persistence.
asked Apr 22 '12 at 22:51 Dawn New member

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I am aware of Travis's abilities, and will meet with him and Claire to emphasize the leadership qualities we are seeking: vision, confidence, persistance, and a concern for others.


I moved 'concern for others' because if you place it before any of the others it sounds specific to just that ability...concern for others confidence...placing it on the end gives it a fuller meaning: concern for others (I think of everything as dialogue. A comma would be correct grammar-wise, but I hear the words in my head, and pause).

link comment edited Apr 23 '12 at 00:29 Tony Proano Expert

Tony addresses the usage and punctuation, and I'll address the Grammarly service.  Sometimes, the software gets confused, and I think this was one of those times.  I've seen it ask for a comma in similar places.  What is consistent is the next word is "and".  The software either thinks you are beginning a new independent clause or it thinks the "and" marks the final item in a series of three.

In either case, the service is wrong here.

link comment answered Apr 23 '12 at 01:39 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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