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Hello. Would you check my English?

No. 1

M: This restaurant is quite reasonable. The pizza is [ costs ( me ) ] only 380 yen!

F: Yes, and for [ with ] 100 yen more you can have coffee with it.
( Can't I say,"for more 100 yen"?)

M: How nice! Then I'll have it with coffee.

No. 2

M: I hear you played the clarinet at the concert. How was it?

F: It was great, but my boyfriend, Kenji didn't come.

M: Really? That's an awful shame! [ How disappointing! ]

Thank you!
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Hi Kenta,

These are all very good.
"For a few dollars more, you can etc" is a fixed expression. "For more 100 yen" would mean nothing to a native speaker. You might say "For more than 100 yen, the waiter will sing for you." This would mean "in excess of 100 yen." Your original means "100 yen beyond (besides - in addition to) the 380."

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Edit. You need another comma following "Kenji." That is, you need to "set off" the name. (If you don't set it off (no commas at all) it could be taken to indicate she has more than one boyfriend.)
My opinion

No1.

you can say for more than 100 yen. but in that sentense I don't think the for is suitable.

I would say, with more than 100 yen you can have coffee. but this could not meet the situation here, cos you want to say the price is cheap. so it is better say with no more than 110 or about 100, and something like that.

No.2

because it was great, that could not be an awful shame. was she disappointed? I don't think that, coz great is better than good, so in somehow, she was satisfied.
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I don't think it would mean she has more than one boyfriend without a comma following. It means her boyfriend and another guy named Kenji.

And without no commas at all would make sense to me, because when it comes to boyfriends and girlfriends, all of us ( maybe most of us, I don't know who would think in a different way) would take it one for everyone.

And also, we can say in that way.

Kenji, my boyfriend, do something. and in that, we must use a commas to make "my boyfriend" in a different section, without it, that means they are two guys.
If she mean two guys, her boyfriend and Kenji, the commas doesn't needed. But clearly, here it means Kenji, the boyfriend of hers so a commas is necessary.

But i think the two commas in between can be omitted, coz talking about boyfriends and girlfriends, all of us ( maybe it is most of us, i don't know who would think in the other way) would take it one for everyone.

And also, it can be

Kenji, my boyfriend, doing something. in that, it is clearly that kenji is her boyfriend, if the commas after boyfriend are missing, that means kenji and her boyfriend, two guys.
If she mean two guys, her boyfriend and Kenji, the commas doesn't needed. But clearly, here it means Kenji, the boyfriend of hers so a commas is necessary.

But i think the two commas in between can be omitted, coz talking about boyfriends and girlfriends, all of us ( maybe it is most of us, i don't know who would think in the other way) would take it one for everyone.

And also, it can be

Kenji, my boyfriend, doing something. in that, it is clearly that kenji is her boyfriend, if the commas after boyfriend are missing, that means kenji and her boyfriend, two guys.
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If she mean two guys, her boyfriend and Kenji, the commas doesn't needed. But clearly, here it means Kenji, the boyfriend of hers so a commas is necessary.

But i think the two commas in between can be omitted, coz talking about boyfriends and girlfriends, all of us ( maybe it is most of us, i don't know who would think in the other way) would take it one for everyone.

And also, it can be

Kenji, my boyfriend, doing something. in that, it is clearly that kenji is her boyfriend, if the commas after boyfriend are missing, that means kenji and her boyfriend, two guys.
Oh, my god, I am sorry, i thought error occured as it said.
Been there; done that!

Re the concert, << because it was great, that could not be an awful shame. was she disappointed? I don't think that, coz great is better than good, so in somehow, she was satisfied. >>

Her friend asks, "How was it?" The antecedent of "it" could be the whole experience, or only the clarinet playing. If the clarinet playing were great, it would be an awful shame that her boyfriend wasn't there to witness her triumph and share in her happiness.
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