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    whereas and comma


    Example: Although Beth was poor, she was somehow able to manage, whereas her friend, unfortunately, could not.

    I know the construction is fine, but what about the commas? There should be one before whereas, but I also thought there should be one before unfortunately because it is an adverb right in the middle.

    Am I right?

    Mr. X

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    Re: whereas and comma

    I agree with you about unfortunately, though I am not entirely sure what you mean by 'adverb right in the middle':
    Unfortunately, (at the start)
    ,unfortunately, (in the middle)
    ,unfortunately. (at the end

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