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Are the commas around 'as such''as such' correct? I think there are too many commas in this sentence but I also feel that they should be there.

Once I was sitting with a group of children who had just been caught shoplifting, and, as such, some of them were hiding themselves behind others.

Once I was sitting with a group of children who had just been caught shoplifting, and, as such, some of them were hiding themselves behind others.

Are the commas around 'as such' correct? I think there are too many commas in this sentence but I also feel that they should be there.

Once I was sitting with a group of children who had just been caught shoplifting, and, as such, some of them were hiding themselves behind others.

Are the commas around 'as such' correct? I think there are too many commas in this sentence but I also feel that they should be there.

Once I was sitting with a group of children who had just been caught shoplifting, and, as such, some of them were hiding themselves behind others.

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Too many commas?

Are the commas around 'as such' correct? I think there are too many commas in this sentence but I also feel that they should be there.

Once I was sitting with a group of children who had just been caught shoplifting, and, as such, some of them were hiding themselves behind others.