In the commentary section of a book titled MACBETH I found a sentence:

Macbeth fights, Siward killing him.

Shouldn't the comma be placed after Siward?

My experience tells me that it is a misprint but the following factors are making me post the question:

  1. The weirdness of the English language.
  2. I found it in a reputable book

Thanks in advance.


1 Answer 1


Yes, the comma should be placed after Siward.

As it reads now, with the comma after fights, it means that Siward killed Macbeth. It's actually grammatical, though the phrasing is kind of awkward.

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