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punctuation: horizontal lines

An em-dash is typically used as a stand-in for a comma or parenthesis to separate out phrases—or even just a word—in a sentence for various reasons. An en-dash is used to connect values in a range or ...
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Should I include commas to offset an if clause?

Adding punctuation in most cases makes it easier for the readers to understand it, otherwise it is a matter of self-preference. But it is preferred to have them. It improves understanding and ...
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This question ended with ?"? and I think it is a punctuation error, if it is incorrect is there a way to avoid using ?"?

This is a style guide issue There exist a number of different style guides for writing English in a number of different domains. In America, popular style guides include the "Associated Press&...
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This question ended with ?"? and I think it is a punctuation error, if it is incorrect is there a way to avoid using ?"?

It's okay -- it's a question within a question. Take a look at How to punctuate a quoted question within a question? Bonus: here's one way of avoiding the nested question: A patient asks you, their ...
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was not arrogant and

In your examples, was not modifies both arrogant and helpful. So, all of these mean that he was not helpful. The commas don't help here at all. You can avoid this easily by changing the construction. ...
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When you omit “that” from “so/that” do you need a comma?

People frequently omit [that] from sentences, but usually only when speaking. In, speech, omitting that from sentences is fine, and many people would still understand you and is unimportant. In these ...
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