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    and in a sense, ugly of face

    As his lordship stared at the doctor another figure appeared, a girl of about fifteen with long, rather wild black hair. She was gauche in movement and in a sense, ugly of face, but with how small a twist might she not suddenly have become beautiful. Her sullen mouth was full and rich her eyes smouldered.
    (M. Peake; Titus Groan)

    Does 'in a sense' pertain to 'ugly of face'. If so why not put a comma after 'and': "She was gauche in movement and, in a sense, ugly of face..."

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    Re: and in a sense, ugly of face

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    As his lordship stared at the doctor another figure appeared, a girl of about fifteen with long, rather wild black hair. She was gauche in movement and in a sense, ugly of face, but with how small a twist might she not suddenly have become beautiful. Her sullen mouth was full and rich – her eyes smouldered.
    (M. Peake; Titus Groan)

    Does 'in a sense' pertain to 'ugly of face'. If so why not put a comma after 'and': "She was gauche in movement and, in a sense, ugly of face..."

    Thanks.
    If I had written it I would have punctuated it like this: "She was gauche in movement, and in a sense ugly of face, but with how small a twist might she not suddenly have become beautiful."

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