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Anonymous:Are the commas right here? Thank you for any help.
"Only by being courageous, and with the help of his friends, can he make it, before it's too late."
Anonymous:Techniqually all of the commas could be omitted, but best way would be to remove only the one preceding 'before'.
AVim:Let me try:
He can make it.
=> He can make it [before it's too late. ]
=> [By being courageous] he can make it [before it's too late. ]
=> [By being courageous] and [with the help of his friends](,) he can make it [before it's too late.]
=> Only by being courageous and with the help of his friends(,) can he make it before it's too late.
I'd like to write it as:
Only by being courageous and helped with his friends, can he make it before it's too late.
You would not generally use a comma in a construction like this: Only through hard work [no comma] can I expect to reach my goals.
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