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As a sort of company slogan, does the following sentence require a comma - or would it be acceptable - after "good places"?

"Making good places great places."

  • It should NOT. And places better not be repeated. – Kris Jan 22 '18 at 10:55
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  • No comma required; using one would be an error. "She made her home a very welcoming place." Make in this sense takes two objects. – KarlG Jan 22 '18 at 10:58
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    @Kris: For a slogan, the repetition of places is unexpected and catchy. Just using one is blah. – KarlG Jan 22 '18 at 11:00
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Using a comma would be confusing. One might think the company is just making two things, instead of making one thing from another. For example, replace "good places" by "this" and "great places" by "that":

"Making this, that."

can be interpreted as "making this and that", while

"Making this that"

would be interpreted as "making that from this".

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