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Hello Teachers!
Could you check i have used commas correctly in following sentences?
1. I saw so many friends , that i knew from high school.
2. I often carry a cell phone with me , it helps if someone is trying to reach me.
3. If I had arrived earlier, I wouldn't have missed the opening act.
4. Work was especially hard today , i had to train some one new to the job.
In the forth it seemed awkard could you also re-phrase the sentence also .
Waiting for your help !
thanks!
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Hi,

Could you check i have used commas correctly in following sentences?

1. I saw so many friends , that i knew from high school. Don't use a comma.

2. I often carry a cell phone with me , it helps if someone is trying to reach me. Instead of a comma, you need a period. Or you could add a word like 'because'.

3. If I had arrived earlier, I wouldn't have missed the opening act. OK

4. Work was especially hard today , i had to train someone new to the job. Same as #2.

In the fourth it seemed awkard could you also re-phrase the sentence also . It's OK, except for my comment.

Best wishes, Clive
Thanks Clive for your help !
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Hello every one
Please Check agine my commas in sentences:
1. Before I could enter the building, I had to show my identification badges.
2. The car that was used as a demostration in the race, is owned by Toyota Motor Company.
3. The tree, which has been part of the society for 75 years, was struck by lightning.
Hi,

1. Before I could enter the building, I had to show my identification badges.Fine.

2. The car that was used as a demostration in the race, is owned by Toyota Motor Company.
Remove the comma if the subordinate clause is identifying information. If it is not, add a comma after 'car', and it will read better if you change 'that' to 'which'.'

It sounds a bit odd to 'use a car as a demonstration in a race'.

3. The tree, which has been part of the society for 75 years, was struck by lightning. Fine.

How can a tree 'be part of the society'? What does this mean?

Best wishes, Clive
Thanks Clive !
Yeah these sentences need revision. I will work on it.
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Hi,

Are you sure that you just want us to check that the commas are correct?

Best wishes, Clive