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Is it OK to use comma space followed by "whereas" in an object clause like the following sentence?

Experiments showed that H and K cells were highly sensitive to sugar, whereas P cells were insensitive to sugar.

Thanks.

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    Perhaps you're worried about the usage 'Experiments showed that H and K cells were highly sensitive to sugar, whereas the traditional view did not accept this.' ie '[Experiments showed that H and K cells were highly sensitive to sugar], whereas [the traditional view did not accept this.]' But your usage '[Experiments showed that] [[H and K cells were highly sensitive to sugar], whereas [P cells were insensitive to sugar]].' is also grammatical and (more importantly) clear. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 4 '15 at 10:45
  • @EdwinAshworth -Yes, it looks like I need a pair of brackets in this case. I intend the scope of "that" to be everything that follows til the very end, but that commas makes the scope look ambiguous. – George Chen Jun 4 '15 at 11:15
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    Pragmatics: the context dictates the scope. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 4 '15 at 12:49
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    Yes, it's fine...however this wouldn't be okay when the first clause already has "whereas". – ethanc Jun 4 '15 at 22:03

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