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    #1

    ...achieve your goals, keeping these words in mind, Do it, and it will be done.

    I hope you will strive further in your practice with the conviction to achieve your goals, keeping these words in mind, Do it, and it will be done.

    Is the comma needed? And are there any errors in the sentence?

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    #2

    Re: ...achieve your goals, keeping these words in mind, Do it, and it will be done.

    Which comma? I think the first is needed, but the second comma should be a colon.
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    #3

    Re: ...achieve your goals, keeping these words in mind, Do it, and it will be done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I hope you will strive further in your practice with the conviction to achieve your goals, keeping these words in mind: “Do it, and it will be done.”

    Is the comma needed? And are there any errors in the sentence?

    Thanks.
    (I am not a teacher.)

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    #4

    Re: ...achieve your goals, keeping these words in mind, Do it, and it will be done.

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeToyInside View Post
    I think the comma within the quotation is necessary, because if I read that sentence out loud, I'd feel a pause after "do it" would sound very natural.

    Where the first comma is, though, I do find something wrong there. I feel it would be better as "...achieve your goals. Keeping these words in mind..." or as "...achieve your goals, and keeping these words in mind..." Without a linking word like "and," it feels like a new sentence and should follow a period.

    (not a teacher, just a language lover)
    The period after "goals" would be wrong. "Keeping these words in mind..." is not a sentence. For me the comma is fine and the suggested colon would also work.

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    #5

    Re: ...achieve your goals, keeping these words in mind, Do it, and it will be done.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The period after "goals" would be wrong. "Keeping these words in mind..." is not a sentence. For me the comma is fine and the suggested colon would also work.
    You're right, I read that incorrectly. I read it as the words to keep in mind are that I hope you strive to achieve your goals, and with that wish in mind, go out and achieve. I deleted my post because of the error.

    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

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