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Recurrent albeit infrequent nausea with vomiting. (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 09:46

Recurrent, albeit infrequent, how I'd do it. nm
Wed May 16, 2007 09:48


I always put a comma before albeit (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 09:48

no no, comma not needed and is wrong after infrequent (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 09:48

Why? (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 09:52

what it modifies. Basic 101.
Because you never ever put a comma between the adjective and (nm
Wed May 16, 2007 10:12

but isn't recurrent modifying it?
Wed May 16, 2007 10:16

Recurrent nausea with vomiting

Recurrent (albeit infrequent) nausea with vomiting.

Recurrent, albeit infrequent, nausea with vomiting.

Albeit does need a comma after it as sm
Wed May 16, 2007 10:18

it is an introductory adverb here, and they are set off with commas. Likewise, another such introductory phrase, is set off with a comma, or meanwhile, etc. Don't tell people not to use commas where they serve a purpose like this one does. Get a grammar book.

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