- For Teachers
Please check out the following sentences. Are the punctuation marks correct?
(1) Before you make a big decision, be honest with yourself.
(2) Ask yourself the hard questions, like "Why do I want to do this?" "What is the most important to me right now?" "Is this decision furthering my goals and dreams?" "Am I inteested in it?"
Perhaps you were wondering whether you needed commas to separate the items (the questions) on the list. They would be clunky in this sentence. Punctuation should serve to clarify meaning, not muddy it. I would omit them as well.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
I am confused by the superlative degree sentence as following.
(1) What is the most important to me right now?
(2) What is the most impoetant to me right now?
Should we omit the definite article "the"?
Which is acceptable?