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    "Gratitude has been shown to predict pro-social behavior, ..."

    It starts at 3:20 minute time- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41py...ayer_embedded#! .

    "Gratitude has been shown to predict pro-social behavior, a greater sense of coherence meaning the perception of one's life has comprehensible, manageable and meaningful, greater perceive communal strengths, lower materialism, lower depression. And strengthened social bonds and friendship."


    Have I punctuated the above context correctly, please?

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    Re: "Gratitude has been shown to predict pro-social behavior, ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    It starts at 3:20 minute time- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41py...ayer_embedded#! .

    "Gratitude has been shown to predict pro-social behavior, a greater sense of coherence, meaning the perception of one's life as comprehensible, manageable and meaningful, greater perceived communal strengths, lower materialism, lower depression, and strengthened social bonds and friendship.

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    Re: "Gratitude has been shown to predict pro-social behavior, ..."

    I think it would give a clearer idea of what was in the main list if you parenthesized the words '...(meaning the perception of one's life as comprehensible, manageable and meaningful)...'. Otherwise there's just a string of commas and the reader is left to work out what's subordinate to what. It'd be even clearer if you used vertical lists:

    Gratitude has been shown to predict many things:

    • a greater sense of coherence (meaning ...etc)
    • greater perceived communal strengths
    • lower materialism
    • lower depression
    • strengthened social bonds and friendship

    (There are many different ways of punctuating a list, so let's not get into that. )

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