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What do they qualify in a sentence?

I walked in the room to find something to drink, for some reason, water. Q: Can 'for some reason' qualify 'water'? I drink water, simply put, for myself. Q: Can 'simply put' qualify 'I drink water ...
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Correct place for a comma in the question: 'How can you determine where the first one is and where the second is?'

A student asked me if it is correct to put a comma here in this question: How can you determine, where the first one is and where the second is? My instinct is that this is grammatically incorrect, ...
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Is Comma Necessary Here?

I frequently use the expression the correlation between A and B. And I wonder whether commas are necessary in the following sentences. The correlation between A and B, and that between C and D are ...
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Usage with appositives and titles

Hermione Granger, a witch at Hogwarts School, is accomplished at spells. The core of this sentence is Hermione Granger is accomplished at spells. (A witch at Hogwarts School is an appositive noun ...
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Who is “quiet” when there is no comma?

A stanza from Leslie Norris' poem The Tiger: He stalks in his vivid stripes The few steps of his cage, On pads of velvet quiet, In his quiet rage. Who does the quiet belong to-- the velvet or the ...
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Usage of reason being

Most of the times, I have seen that 'reason being' is used in the middle of a sentence with a fixed expression 'the reason being is that'. As reason being is similar to 'because', can we use it in the ...
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Is this dual use comma correct?

Here is my sentence: It is really a very simple change, minutes, and I want to pull it in soon, since it is an annoyance. The second comma seems strange it me. Its ending the explanation of "...
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Is the punctuation correct in this sentence?

Did I put the commas at the right place? Should I put a comma behind “given” or “hence”? Sentence: Recently , I haven’t been anywhere in particular given the current circumstances , but if I were to ...
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Comma inside a long sentence

The issue is that we don't know how many people have been registered to the site, and how many people are actually real people. which is the same as The issue is that we don't know how many people ...
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Should the comma be inside or outside of the quotation marks?

Say I have a sentence like The discovery of the "exoplanet", a type of planet that resides outside of our solar system, shocked the researchers. Should the comma be outside of the ...
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Are the second commas in the two given sentences necessary?

Well, now that I'm here (,) that's hardly going to be a problem. Actually, come to think of it now (,) you could've done that. Here, are the commas in brackets necessary? Are both the sentences ...
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Comma with OR in a verb list containing in an introductory phrase

Here is a sentence from the New York Times. Every time a person runs a Google search, watches a YouTube video or sends a message through Gmail, the company’s data centers full of computers use ...
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Do we use a comma or not when using several adjectives?

He is a deranged fanatical and stupid person. He is a deranged, fanatical and stupid person. I am not sure if you have to use a comma or not when we have only 2 adjectives we don't use any comma, but ...
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Commas and participle phrases

I have got some issues with comma usage. There are plenty of punctuation rules when it comes to participles. For exmaple: I need to use commas: Hoping for a treat, the dog fetched the ball; The dog, ...
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correct usage referencing names

a) Regeneration charity, The Auckland Project, in Bishop Auckland, said it is planning a significant restructure following the events. Is regeneration charity considered a precise identifier here or ...
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Is there a comma before “to learn”? “One day, though, she took a Goodwriter writing course, to learn how to be an effective writer”

One day, though, she took a Goodwriter writing course, to learn how to be an effective writer. Is there a comma before "to learn"? I've found the mistake from the exam test, which was taken ...
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Is the comma here necessary, obligatory, or should it not be included? [duplicate]

Jack smiles, takes out his phone, and hands it to her. In this particular sentence, is the second comma necessary, obligatory, or should it not be included?
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comma question when a part leaded by the preposition “as” is set off by commas

A high demand for AI technology as a means of solving complex problems is expected. A high demand for AI technology, as a means of solving complex problems, is expected. I have four questions on ...
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If “I wonder” is separated by a comma, should the sentence end in a question mark instead of a full stop?

Is this sentence correct? I wonder, is it time for breakfast? "I wonder" sentences end with full stop, but what if it is separated by comma as in above sentence? Would it still be wrong to put ...
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commas with introductions

Reports in the media that Norfolk constituency MP, Dehenna Davison has joined calls for Boris Johnson’s top aide, Dominic Cummings to quit have been branded “misleading” by her office. What is the ...
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his brother Pete

a. She came here with her mother**,** Jane McIntosh. b. She came here with her mother Jane McIntosh. Which of the above is correctly punctuated? I think, as she has only one mother, (a) is correct, ...
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When do I use a comma before a pronoun?

I'm writing a report about a book. One of the sentences reads "The Outsiders is a book written by Susan Eloise Hinton, who is more commonly known by her pen name of S. E. Hinton." At the word "who", ...
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Do we need to put comma in between the position / occupation and name or not?

School of foundation studies dean, Dr.Wise said..... School of foundation studies dean Dr.Wise said..... Which sentence with comma is correct and why?
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Placement of commas in certain phrasal enumerations

I am gonna burn your house, and then smash your car and maybe steal your dog. I am gonna burn your house, and then smash your car, and maybe steal your dog. Which one is correct? Do we place ...
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Why does it put “or” instead of “,” in this example? Difference in meaning?

Why does it put "or" instead of "," in the following example? https://7esl.com/verbs/ 1)"or" sentence: Noun refers to the words or pharses that represent a person, a place, a thing or activity, or a ...
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Direct address for 'you', does it need a comma or not?

You, get out. You is a direct address, so I'm asking the person to get out. Do I need to add the “,” between you and get?
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Is “domestic” the best choice? “on … foreign, and military policies”

I know this is a relatively easy question but I'm in disagreement with my teacher and his book, since non of them is written by a native, I decided to ask you guys to help me with this: The ...
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commas before titles/names

1.They visited Portmeirion, Cornwall, which is best remembered as the filming location for the cult 1960's television series, The Prisoner. 2.It was beautiful in Portmeirion, made famous by the ...
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Should “no doubt” be surrounded by commas when put in the middle of a sentence?

I searched for "it was no doubt" on Google Books. The comma-less version is more common. My instinct, however, tells me that there should be commas since "no doubt" in this case is a parenthetical ...
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Correct usage of brackets/dashes instead of comma

When pausing to add extra information or a dependent clause mid sentence, which is the correct way to use brackets (parentheses) and em-dashes, and can they be used in the same way as commas and vice ...
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I kind of lost in between as there are lots of commas [closed]

Biopower is part related to what Foucault calls "a history of the present", grasping the present in its contingency, unsettling it from its prejudices and exploding their hold on reality, ...
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Usage of 'having been' 'commas (,)' and 'ensure'

I recently read this paragraph on a website (https://taiwancanhelp.us), but I'm a bit confused about if the grammar is correct in these two sentences: "Taiwan, having been isolated from the World ...
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“Meanwhile” in present continuous sentence

How to use "Meanwhile" in a present continuous sentence? For example, "Meanwhile, China laughing at all the superpower nations" Is this sentence correct?
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Does this need a comma or can I do without?

Then a few weeks ago he called me and said he wanted to see me about something. Does this need a comma or can I do without?
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correct usage with commas in this example

While introducing someone, we use commas. · This is Jane, my sister. · The distinguished scientist, Mr. Stephen, of AKL University, will be addressing the crowd tomorrow. In the ...
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Comma usage and -ing phrases

I saw this sentence on a GRE app. The -ing phrase obviously modifies the noun "the highbrow", but is it necessary to have the comma?
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The usage of commas when writing an address

Let say we have an address of the following form (4 lines): Apartment 5, Banana Residential Area, No. 28 Apple Street, [City], [Province], [Postcode], [Country] Now here are the questions: Where ...
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Use of the word 'so'

I am confused about using the word 'so'. Here is an example. I had a fever so I did not go to work. Question is, in the above sentence, do I really need a comma before 'so'?
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“To enable a simple investigation of ARS’ integration covering their dynamic behaviour and to develop”

To enable a simple investigation of ARS’ integration covering their dynamic behaviour and to develop is/are a comma/s needed?
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Use of commas and the word “starring”

I'm correcting a film review by one my ESL students and she has written the following sentence as the first one in one of the paragraphs: Starring, Joaquin Phoenix, with incredible acting that makes ...
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five hours from Monday to Friday

a. You are going to work five hours from Monday to Friday. b. You are going to work five hours, from Monday to Friday. Do the above sentences mean that you are going to work five hours per day from ...
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Do you need a comma before and?

His beautiful, yet messy and long hair was a thing to see. His beautiful, yet messy, and long hair was a thing to see. I am not sure if it takes a comma, but I think there are arguments to be ...
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When to use a comma vs. a period before a quotation

I'm unclear on exactly when to use a comma or a period before a quotation. It's obvious if what comes before is a simple dialogue tag like "He said," but consider the following examples: Mike was ...
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Should I use a comma in this sentence before “and”?

Could you please tell me if the punctuation of the following sentence is correct: I know I would be an asset to your team and my knowledge and international experience will be a very good ...
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Is 'do' needed in this sentence? and is comma needed?

Seeing the amount of these sheets accompanying each medication, I have realised how much paper (do) we waste on a daily basis? Seeing the amount of these sheets accompanying each medication I have ...
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Are the commas with the word additionally correctly placed? and what article should I use in the end of the sentence?

Despite these drawbacks, this may be a well-accepted and, additionally, environmentally-friendly solution in a/the close future.
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Do I need to place a comma in this sentence? And is the word order correct?

Do I need to place a comma in this sentence? And is the word order correct? Supporting guidance on 'Fair trading requirements' advises that discrimination in regard to the costs of the goods and ...
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Commas with “so”

I am confused with the usage of so. Consider some examples from Oxford and Meriam-webster It was still painful so I went to see a doctor (Oxford). We were bored with the movie, so we left (MW)...
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English Commas to a separate non-essential part

This is a sentence from BBC. Some European countries, including the UK, lost their measles-free status and many developing countries, especially parts of Africa, Asia and Oceania are seeing ...
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The skeleton is naked of / from meat?

Which preposition is idiomatic to use in this context? This skeleton is naked of / from its meat. I mean to say that this animal / human skeleton which is from 500 years ago, is without meat / ...

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