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Hello,

can anybody tell me if I have to put a comma after innovativeness or not?

Concerning the industrial design innovativeness(,) Mike and Jakob did not find a significance.

Thank you very much

Lisa
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Anonymous
Concerning the industrial design innovativeness(,) Mike and Bob did not find a systematic pattern(,) which gave any indication that the importance of first-to-market strategy varies for different branches.

Is the comma after innovativeness required? And what about the other comma after pattern, is this one required?

Thank you very much

Hi Anon,

I'm sorry to say that this sentence makes little sense. I think you want the word "innovation" but I'm not sure what indicates the importance of the strategy. Is it the innovation, or their failure to find a systematic pattern? Finally, the last part "varies for different branches" seems un connected to the rest.

Can you try to say this again, using simpler sentences and maybe two sentences?

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As a rule, when participle phrase is used in a context, a comma is usually required. However, your sentnece makes little sense.

Do you mean to say: "Mike and Bob have found no significant innovativeness in the industrial design"?
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Hi Goodman,

may be this sentence is better:

Concerning the industrial design innovativeness(,) Mike and Bob did not find a systematic pattern(,) which gave any indication that the importance of first-to-market strategy varies for different branches.

Is the comma after innovativeness required? And what about the other comma after pattern, is this one required?

Thank you very much
Anon,

Go back and read my last post. "Concerning the industrial design innovativeness..." is a particple phrase, a comma is almost always required.

I am not sure why you are so hung up with "concerning". You added a few fancy words to your original sentence trying to improve the tone but regrettingly made it harder for reader to understand.

Concerning the industrial design innovativeness(,) Mike and Bob did not find a systematic pattern(,) which gave any indication that the importance of first-to-market strategy varies for different branches (no idea what that meant??).



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