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    Default Need help with commas

    Hi, sorry if this isnt the right place for this posting. This sentence has quite a bit of commas and I was hoping the get someone to look it over.

    To his side, at times, would sit a dog, and not always the same dog, just any passerby willing to offer friendship, a tail wag for a pat on the head.

    Maybe there should be a semicolon somewhere? Not sure, thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Need help with commas

    Quote Originally Posted by Sythik View Post
    Hi, sorry if this isn't the right place for this posting. This sentence has quite a few commas, and I was hoping to get someone to look it over.

    To his side, at times, would sit a dog, and not always the same dog. It could be any passerby willing to offer friendship or a tail wag for a pat on the head.

    That's how I would write it.
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    Default Re: Need help with commas

    Thanks for the reply. I went with this:

    By his side, at times, would sit a dog. Not always the same dog but any passing stray willing to offer friendship and a tailwag for a pat on the head.

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    Default Re: Need help with commas

    Quote Originally Posted by Sythik View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I went with this:

    By his side, at times, would sit a dog. Not always the same dog but any passing stray willing to offer friendship and a tailwag for a pat on the head.
    "Not always the same dog but any passing stray willing to offer friendship and a tailwag for a pat on the head." is not a sentence.

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    Default Re: Need help with commas

    I was afraid of that. I was giving that example from a different thread here in the ask a teacher section. I turned in my essay before seeing your example. I liked yours better, but I was to late to change it.

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