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05:00 Nov 9, 2001
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:Commas
A wonderful variety of xx attractions are available to you including CAMPUS LIBRARY BOOKSTORE, restaurants, swimming pools, tennis courts and other sports and recreational facilities.
It looks as a comma is missing. This is a kind of stupid question but where the comma is missing?
FYI I would add two commas: one before including and
Explanation: one after tennis courts. Common usage has been to drop the comma that would normally go after tennis courts, but the string of "ands" makes the sentence hard to parse on the first take. The comma before including is also for sense and meaning; it accompanies the pause that the voice makes in saying the sentence. It is not 100% obligatory, but the sentence really doesn't read right without it. So your feeling that a comma was missing was correct, in my book! Sorry to get to this one so late, but I hope that this helps!
athena22 United States Local time: 11:17 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 32