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The program may include additional services as coordinated with and approved by the program administrator.

The program may include additional services as coordinated with, and approved by, the program administrator.

Also, what is the correct name of the phrase "and approved by"? I called it an interjective conjunctive modifier, but I just made that up. 

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Hi, Confused (the emoticon you posted at the end does reflect your confusion)

Both versions, with and without the comma, are valid. The one with the commas introduces "and approved by," which is the second head of the compound participial clause starting with "as coordinated..." and looks like additional to the other one, being similar to "as well as approved by."

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The program may include additional services as coordinated with, and approved by, the program administrator.

Also, what is the correct name of the phrase "and approved by"?

Hi, Confused—To add to what Gustavo has said, "and approved by" doesn't have a special name. What does have a special name is the process of reduction by which both "coordinated with" and "approved by" appear before the object of the respective prepositions ("the program administrator"). That process is called Right Node Raising. Your example is a reduction of the following:

  • The program may include additional services as coordinated with the program administrator and approved by the program administrator.
Last edited by David, Moderator

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