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    commas and placement,it is not fanboys

    Below is a sentence which has 2 commas . I think i understand the first comma. Its the second comma which is confusing me and i would like to use this sentence, but i only like to write what i can understand.

    I have used the mnemonic fanboys before, but i cant see a cordinatoor and,nor, or, but,yet , so in the sentence below.


    1.I hope that, on consideration of my Cv, you will be persuaded of my potential to perform
    well on this placement.



    Thank you a link(webite page) would be good, just point me in the correct direction thank you

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    Re: commas and placement,it is not fanboys

    Hi hansolo

    Use a pair of commas in the middle of a sentence to set off clauses, phrases, and words that are not essential to the meaning of the sentence. Use one comma before to indicate the beginning of the pause and one at the end to indicate the end of the pause.

    Read more here Commas: Extended Rules for Using Commas - The OWL at Purdue

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    Re: commas and placement,it is not fanboys

    Thank you for the link.

    Just to clarify with you , is a subordinate word which joins a dependant clause
    to independent clause(a simple sentence)
    a comma is not needed, but if i start a sentence with a subordinate " after, although, as , because,if ,since, when ,while.I should use a comma.



    The answers below are from the link
    __________________________________________________ ___________
    She was late for class, because her alarm clock was broken.(incorrect)

    While I was eating, the cat scratched at the door.


    While I was eating, the cat scratched at the door.(while is a subordinate)
    __________________________________________________ __________

    What i think i understand , if a sentence starts with a subordinate a comma will be needed.



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    Re: commas and placement,it is not fanboys

    Yes, they are parenthetical commas.

    We (who like you) wish you success.
    We, who like you, wish you success.

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    Re: commas and placement,it is not fanboys

    Quote Originally Posted by hansolo View Post
    Thank you for the link.

    Just to clarify with you , is a subordinate word which joins a dependant clause
    to independent clause(a simple sentence)
    a comma is not needed, but if i start a sentence with a subordinate " after, although, as , because,if ,since, when ,while.I should use a comma.



    The answers below are from the link
    __________________________________________________ ___________
    She was late for class, because her alarm clock was broken.(incorrect)

    While I was eating, the cat scratched at the door.


    While I was eating, the cat scratched at the door.(while is a subordinate)
    __________________________________________________ __________

    What i think i understand , if a sentence starts with a subordinate a comma will be needed.

    You should also try to put the comma at the correct (left) side of the space. A comma always comes immediately after a letter, then comes a space.
    There are no circumstances where ,this occurs,or this , or this.

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