Page 1 of 1

comma

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:40 am
by navi
1) Tim's movie is not a real movie like 'The Godfather'. It is just a ten-minute-long, meaningless series of images.

2) Tim's movie is not a real movie, like 'The Godfather'. It is just a ten-minute-long, meaningless series of images.

Which is correctly punctuated?
The assumption is that 'The Godfather' is a real movie.

Gratefully,
Navi.

Re: comma

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:12 pm
by tony h
Both, to my mind, are fine. In 2 the comma would insert a short pause giving the suggestion that the "like the Godfather" is an additional thought.