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    When the end is uncertain,something you are not sure of,and you still got hope,it is sheer culmination of purest wish and hope for life,left to the hands of destiny.



    What wrong does this sentence have as far as punctuations are concerned.(usage of commas)

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Use of Commas.

    Quote Originally Posted by SrinathKattula View Post
    When the end is uncertain,something you are not sure of,and you still got hope,it is sheer culmination of purest wish and hope for life,left to the hands of destiny.



    What wrong does this sentence have as far as punctuations are concerned.(usage of commas)

    Thanks in advance.
    The most immediately obvious problem is that you haven't left a space after the commas. This identifies you as a non-native or a very lazy native writer.
    "When the end is uncertain, something you are not sure of, and you've still got hope, it is the sheer culmination of a purest wish and hope for life, left to the hands of destiny."
    Now that the spacing problem is fixed, reading the sentence brings out other problems. The commas aren't the main problem. I'd start by trying to identify what the "it" underlined refers to. The problem is that it's not possible to say where the commas should go if the sentence is not understandable.

    As I read it, the end is uncertain, but you still have hope. Something, then, is the culmination of a wish for life. And I think that either 'life' or that 'something' is left to the hands of destiny. If you could clarify those points, we could fix the commas.

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    Default Re: Use of Commas.

    Yes sir,as you told,I am a non-native speaker.
    'it' refers to "end" as such.

    spaces after commas is one mistake .thank you for that.

    would be glad if you point out the other mistakes as well.

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    Default Re: Use of Commas.

    Though you got nothing to do,you actually have hope.
    Therefore,the end is the sheer culmination of a purest wish and hope for life,left in the hands of destiny.

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    Default Re: Use of Commas.

    Quote Originally Posted by SrinathKattula View Post
    Though you got nothing to do,you actually have hope.
    Therefore,the end is the sheer culmination of a purest wish and hope for life,left in the hands of destiny.
    I'm willing to help you if you take my advice. If you will not leave a space after your commas, I feel as if you don't value my advice, and that I'm just wasting my time.

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    Default Re: Use of Commas.

    Quote Originally Posted by SrinathKattula View Post
    Though you got nothing to do,you actually have hope.
    Therefore,the end is the sheer culmination of a purest wish and hope for life,left in the hands of destiny.
    I have marked the punctuation errors in red. You have already been told how we space around a comma. You need to show that you listened to that advice.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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