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Post by navi » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:40 am

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.
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Re: comma

Post by tony h » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:12 pm

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.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

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