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In this sentence why we use comma before that??

"Eventually, this led to redistribution systems for luxuries and basic commodities, systems that were organized and controlled by Minoan rulers from their palaces"

I think that is restrictive adjective pronoun.

  • There is no comma before "that". There is a comma before "systems". – James K Apr 16 at 10:31
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Comma is needed because it joins two (mostly) independent sentences:

  1. Eventually, this led to redistribution systems for luxuries and basic commodities.

  2. The systems were organized and controlled by Minoan rulers from their palaces.

Without the comma, it would be difficult for the reader / listener to decide where one sentence ends and where the other one begins, and the meaning of the entire text might get lost.

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