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He revisits his island, finding that the Spaniards are governing it well and that it has become a prosperous colony.

I am confused by the comma after ISLAND. I found this sentence while studying Robinson Crusoe's summary on Sparknotes. why should there be comma please explain.
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The comma makes it clear that the following clause (finding...) does not modify the noun "island." Instead, it refers to the subject.

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He revisits his island, finding that the Spaniards are governing it well and that it has become a prosperous colony.

I am confused by the comma after ISLAND. I found this sentence while studying Robinson Crusoe's summary on Sparknotes. why should there be comma please explain.
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what about these sentences?

1. I met John, cleaning the floor.

2. I met John cleaning the floor.


kindly let me know the difference between the two sentences

The first is ambiguous.

In the second, John is scrubbing, sweeping or mopping.

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