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    I'm writing my research paper and I need to figure out if I need a comma for the following sentence or not:

    She sacrifices herself allowing the men to hit her.

    Would I need a comma after herself or not?
    Thanks so much!

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    I'm writing my research paper and I need to figure out if I need a comma for the following sentence or not:

    She sacrifices herself, allowing the men to hit her.

    Would I need a comma after herself, or not? Yes you do, in both sentences.
    Thanks so much!
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    Good shot!

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    She sacrifices herself allowing the men to hit her.

    Would I need a comma after herself or not?
    I thought the sentences are fine without commas.

    However, I'd prefer:
    She sacrifices herself by allowing the men to hit her.

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