* When Jacob chewed on his bottom lip, he was nervous.
Is that comma necessary?
* “There’s something she’s leaving out of this,” Jacob thought as he observed her manipulation of Sean.
* Life, however, decided to intrude once more upon his private sanctity as he was hit with a particularly salty gust of air.
Is a comma needed before “as”?
Identifying parenthetical elements is tricky for me. Take a look at the following and let me know if they are correct.
* It was only now, with the passing of so many endless seconds, that she’d realized the injustice she’d done to them both.
* In any case, you lost your balance, and you hit your head on the fertilizer box right in front of you.
* Finally, the bird flew into the house, dropping the scroll in her hands, then promptly seated himself on the kitchen table.
* Now, as she stood there in all her brilliance, he felt ashamed at himself.