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Do I need to use comma before such as?

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When it comes to whether or not to input a comma before the clause “such as”, it is important to consider the context.

Typically, commas are used before “such as” in non-essential clauses. i.e. clauses that make up a part of a sentence, but can be removed without warping the meaning of the sentence. In other words, if the sentence can function without a nonessential clause, “such as” shouldn’t be preceded by a comma.

For example,

“Footwears such as Nike are my favourite shoes.” (essential clause)

And

“Her house is filled with animals, such as dogs and cats” (non-essential clause).

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