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when using the word "including." Please SM
Question about comma placement, if needed
Wed May 16, 2007 10:30

I'm usually pretty good with commas, but for some reason I'm questioning myself here. Would commas be placed around the entire phrase or just at the beginning?

His medications, including potassium, Colace, and metoprolol were renewed.

Do I need the comma after metoprolol?

I know some people do not place one before "including," but I do and I think that's correct.

yes because SM
Wed May 16, 2007 10:41

His medications (including potassium, Colace, and metoprolol) were renewed


His medications, including potassium, Colace, and metoprolol, were renewed

comma after "metoprolol" Q
I agree with the comma before "including" and with a
Wed May 16, 2007 10:41

If you google advanced search, all words box...
including comma grammar
The first hit is a good grammar site ...Questyr

Thanks to you both for clarifying for me!! : )
Wed May 16, 2007 10:43


no, metoprolol is the last in the series (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 10:46

But all of that is part of an inclusive phrase, needs to be (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 10:47

No - sm for use in a series SM
Wed May 16, 2007 11:49

The patient was continuously assessed for vital signs including heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and respiratory rate.

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