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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    It was, I think, the happiest day of my life.

    How is "I think" functioning in the above sentence.

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    #2

    Re: It was, I think, the happiest day of my life.

    I would call that "parenthetic". As such, it can be anything. For example, "It was (Achoo! [Excuse me]) the happiest day of my life." Punctuation system is ready for such. Commas can work that way too.

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    #3

    Re: It was, I think, the happiest day of my life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson1 View Post
    Punctuation system is ready for such.
    Sorry, Frank, I don't understand what you meant by that fragment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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