Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

I have a question about a comma!

Does this sentence need commas or not? "PBS's movie expert Shawn Collins narrates this movie."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    No, it doesn't.

  • 1 decade ago

    Commas are not necessary, but certainly an option. The sentence is not confusing without commas, but if you were to put commas in, it would read "PBS's movie expert, Shawn Collins, narrates this movie.". Either way is grammatically correct.

  • 1 decade ago

    A general guideline for comma use is to ask yourself, 'will this sentence sound all right if I were to leave the name Shawn Collins out?'

    In this case, yes, the sentence will still read and sound fine; therefore, I would suggest placing a comma after "expert" and another after "Collins".

  • Derek
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    PBS's movie expert, Shawn Collins, narrates this movie.

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  • 1 decade ago

    My answer would be yes...

    PBS's movie expert, Shawn Collins, narrates this movie.

    Also, is there not a rule that states if a word or name ends in an "s" then when you want to show possesion it should be simply ' and not 's?

  • 1 decade ago

    How about this? "Shawn Collins, PBS's movie expert, narrates this movie."

  • Erin Z
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    , Shawn Collins,

    because it can be left out and the sentence still makes sense.

  • 1 decade ago

    You put commas around Shawn Collins, because his name clarifies "movie expert."

    HTH - good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    , Shawn Collins,

  • 1 decade ago

    No it doesn't need a comma.

    You only use the comma when there are two adjectives

  • 1 decade ago

    you could put them around the name.

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