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Posted by on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:27pm.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

"James arrives and, after a period of confusion, Mary's secret is revealed."

"James arrives, and after a period of confusion, Mary's secret is revealed."

"James arrives and after a period of confusion, Mary's secret is revealed."

  • English (Comma Question) - , Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:31pm

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm

    Read through the examples here and let us know what you think. Concentrate on #s 2 and 3.

  • English (Comma Question) - , Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:32pm

    Not all editors would agree with my decision, but for me, this one is best.

    "James arrives, and after a period of confusion, Mary's secret is revealed."

  • English (Comma Question) - , Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:34pm

    I think the first sentence is correct.

  • English (Comma Question) - , Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:41pm

    I think Ms. Sue is correct.

    Good luck.

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