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Hi. In a book named Drama by Charlyn Wessels, published by Oxford University Press and the series editor is Alan Maley. On it section on "Starter/icebreakers," paged 32, this is written under the "Handshakes."

Students circulate freely around the class, shaking hands with one another. On shaking hands, they simply say their names as loudly and clearly as possible, before moving on to the next person. This game is particularly appropriate for the very first session together.

1.I feel that the part "shaking hands with one another" is restrictive, thus requring no comma. What do you think?

2.I feel the comma before the word "before" is placed to allow a breathing space and think we would normally use no comma if it weren't long like the one above.
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1.I feel that the part "shaking hands with one another" is restrictive, thus requiring no comma. What do you think?-- I think that either can be right and that it is the author's choice to slightly emphasize the moving freely around the room, which is always a problem with students (who are usually shy).

2.I feel the comma before the word "before" is placed to allow a breathing space and think we would normally use no comma if it weren't long like the one above. -- I would delete the comma anyway.
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Hi. Thank you. For question no. 2, would you find having a comma before the word "before" ungrammatical?
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It is not a matter of grammar; it is not a good punctuation choice, I think.
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Hi. I found her book (I think it is female name) amazingly well-wrtten and I think this is one book to be shelved by any serious teacher for great classroom activities using drama. Great job - Charlyn.
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