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    Where do I insert the commas

    Where do I insert the commas in this sentence.

    Napolean is proficent with a bow staff throwing stars and a club.

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    Re: Where do I insert the commas

    Quote Originally Posted by 00Kirsten View Post
    Where do I insert the commas in this sentence?

    Napolean is proficent with a bow staff throwing stars and a club.
    Hi and welcome.

    Please have a try at this yourself first and then we'll comment on the attempt.

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    Re: Where do I insert the commas

    Napolean, is a proficent with a bow staff, throwing stars and a club.

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    Re: Where do I insert the commas

    Can someone please help!!!

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    Re: Where do I insert the commas

    1) Please be patient. We are volunteers doing this in our free time.
    2) Why have you added the word "a" in your attempt?
    3) Your profile says that your native language is English and that you are Canadian. Are you sure that's accurate?

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    Re: Where do I insert the commas

    I must of signed up wrong. However, that is the sentence my teacher gave me. It says right out the book.
    Napolean is proficent with a bow staff throwing stars and a club.

    this sentence doesnt even make sense to me at all that is why Im confused to where I would put commas.

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    Re: Where do I insert the commas

    I second emsr2d2's points. I'll add two.

    i) Please check the spellings of the words you are using. Some are incorrect.
    ii) In your attempt there is one comma too many. Which do you think is incorrect?

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    Ok, I am sorry but I am copying EXACTLY what it says in the book! Yes I know that it is spelt wrong, but that is the way my teacher spelt it , so I am copying exactly what it says!
    So is there only a comma after Napolean?

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    Re: Where do I insert the commas

    Quote Originally Posted by 00Kirsten View Post
    Ok, I am sorry but I am copying EXACTLY what it says in the book! Yes I know that it is spelt wrong, but that is the way my teacher spelt it , so I am copying exactly what it says!
    So is there only a comma after Napolean?
    No. This is the one that is incorrect. We do not place a comma between the subject and the verb in a sentence.

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    Re: Where do I insert the commas

    In your first post, the sentence was:
    Napolean is proficent with a bow staff throwing stars and a club.

    In your attempt, it suddenly said "is a proficient".

    I suggest that you point out to your teacher that the book contains one spelling error just in this one question. Perhaps a different (better) book would be a good idea.

    I will give you the answer just this one time. In the future, you will need to read the various suggestions and pieces of advice by other people, and use them to work out the answer yourself. To be fair, unless you know the names of a couple of weapons, this is a difficult sentence to punctuate (and those words would not be obvious in a dictionary).

    The correct answer is:

    Napoleon is proficient with a bow, staff, throwing stars and a club.

    There are four weapons with which Napoleon is proficient:

    1) A bow
    2) A staff
    3) Throwing stars
    4) A club

    Now that you know that, look those up in a dictionary and you will discover what types of weapon they are.

    As Birdeen's Call already said, there would be no need to put a comma after "Napoleon".

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