Joanna asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 7 months ago

does this need a comma?

Claude monet quote says:

“I must have flowers, always, and always”

which is necessary and which isn’t?? is the one before ‘and’ necessary ?

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    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Why not let the author settle it and keep the original punctuation? In French as in English, sometimes a comma is necessary and sometimes it just indicates a little pause or breathing space, like a rest in music.

    "Je dois avoir des fleurs, toujours, et toujours."

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  • 7 months ago

    It depends. Brits put a comma before every and, but, Americans do not. So, it depends on where you are.

    Of interest, most in Canada do it the British way, but, not everyone.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    You might punctuate it with a colon after flowers to convey the sense but forget the commas

    “I must have flowers: always and always”

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  • 7 months ago

    You could leave commas out completely. If you would like a pause after "flowers" insert a comma but a comma is unnecessary and wrong in "always and always".

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    No commas are necessary in this sentence.

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