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Loqueris Tue 08-Sep-09 16:43:57

1. "We offer a complete, bespoke service."

The , shouldn't be there, should it?

2. Also, should a comma be used after "and" under any circumstances, ever?

3. "Whilst we X, you can get on with Y" - should that be while, rather than whilst?

Thanks very much in advance

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 08-Sep-09 16:49:12

1. I think it's OK, it kind of adds drama. But it's not necessary.

2. Yes, if you're putting in a sub-clause. "We did this and, while waiting for the kettle to boil, carried on chatting."

3. Not sure. I think "We will do this, whilst you do that" would work, but the "whilst" should attach to "you", not "we"

Pyrocanthus Tue 08-Sep-09 21:43:53

1) I think the service is complete and bespoke rather than completely bespoke? I think it's OK, but my brain is going to fall out if I think about it too long.

2) There is something called an Oxford comma, which may be used after 'and' --in an emergency-- to avoid confusion in this sort of instance: 'I'd like fish and chips, and bread and butter', where 'fish and chips' belong together, so do 'bread and butter', but you're going to eat them both. All. Not everybody approves of it though.

3)I think they're interchangeable here.

Loqueris Wed 09-Sep-09 09:33:24

Thanks very much

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