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    Confused about long sentences seperated by comma

    I am confused about some long sentences. my problem is mainly after first comma.

    1. "As a recent graduate who has always been interested in English language and culture, and studied English nearly all his life; I moved to the US to gain international experience."

    2. "Having lived abroad and being married to a foreigner, I am well aware of cultural diversity."

    Are these sentences correct? (grammatically and logically)
    In first sentence, (..., and studied) or (..., and who studied..) ?
    Does the expression of "international experience" make sense?

    I would really appreciate if you take a look at it. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by neriner84; 19-Apr-2014 at 07:09. Reason: missing punctuations

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    Re: Confused about long sentences seperated by comma

    Welcome to the forum.

    The semi-colon in sentence 1 is inappropriately used. It should be another comma. Does it help you to understand the part after the first comma if you add "who has" between "and" and "studied"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Confused about long sentences seperated by comma

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    The semi-colon in sentence 1 is inappropriately used. It should be another comma. Does it help you to understand the part after the first comma if you add "who has" between "and" and "studied"?
    Thank you for your reply! I understand how semicolon is inappropriately placed in sentence one. And yes, it helps when i add "who has" after first comma.

    But is "(...), and studied english all his life..." also correct? Which one sounds more natural ?

    Also anything to do to improve this sentences, like better choice of words or better sentence construction?

    Thanks for your help!

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