Who + Comma
- Good evening, all!
- Let’s complete this session.
- I am also planning to discuss a bit about speaking if time allows me.
- We have so far discussed 24 topics.
- Here is the 25th one.
- Where to write comma before “who?”
- In smaller sentences, do not write comma before who.
This letter will introduce Ms Tailor who was admitted with the diagnosis of decompensated schizophrenia.
- You can see that there is no comma here.
- However, in longer sentences we need to add a comma before “who.”
This letter will introduce Ms Tailor, who had been under your care in 2016, now admitted with the diagnosis of decompensated schizophrenia.
NB – When there a comma, another comma should be used to close it.
Use a Comma Before:
Use a Comma after:
- In addition to these,
- Besides, (Not recommended for OET Writing)
- So, (Not recommended for OET Writing)
- Moreover, (Not recommended for OET Writing)
Please note, that!
|With comma||Without comma|
|Please note, he is allergic to penicillin.||Please note that he is allergic to penicillin.|
|Use comma after “note.”||Do not use comma before “that.”|
Capstarting or starting a word with a “cap”ital letter is a serious rule in English. You need to capstart a number of words that we discussed earlier in Proper Nouns. Here are some:
- Names of people
- Names of places
Capstarting Disease Names
Some diseases are named after people or places:
- James Parkinson – Parkinson’s Disease
- Aloysius “Alois” Alzheimer – Alzheimer’s Disease
- Hans Asperger – Asperger’s Syndrome
- John Langdon Down – Down Syndrome
- Thomas Hodgkin – Hodgkin’s Disease
Capstarting Medicine Names
If you start a medicine name with capital letters, that’s okay but do the same for all medication names.
|Panadeine forte||Panadeine Forte|
|Panadeine forte||panadeine forte|
Most words in the address line should be capital.
|The Charge nurse||The Charge Nurse|
|Redeemer hospital||Redeemer Hospital|
|Dear Sir / madam,||Dear Sir / Madam,|