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    #1

    commas/lost some because I was poor and...

    Which is correct:
    1-I lost some friends because I was sick and I lost some friends because I was poor.
    2-I lost some friends, because I was sick, and I lost some friends, because I was poor.

    I don't think the version with the commas works.


    I lost some friends, because I was sick.

    seems to imply that I lost all the friends I lost because of being sick.

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    Re: commas/lost some because I was poor and...

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which is correct:
    1-I lost some friends because I was sick and I lost some friends because I was poor.
    2-I lost some friends, because I was sick, and I lost some friends, because I was poor.

    I don't think the version with the commas works.


    I lost some friends, because I was sick.

    seems to imply that I lost all the friends I lost because of being sick.
    You are right, the commas are wrong.

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