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    She, as a young girl, studied

    Hi,

    1. She, as a young girl, studied art in Belgium.
    2. As a young girl, she studied art in Belgium.

    I have two sentence. I cannot decide whether I should commas or not.

    Thank you.

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    Re: She, as a young girl, studied

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    1. She, as a young girl, studied art in Belgium.
    2. As a young girl, she studied art in Belgium.

    I have two sentences. I cannot decide whether I should use commas or not.
    Yes, you should.

    Note that the first is more commonly used with a proper noun rather than a pronoun. 'Tracey Emin, as a young girl, studied art in Belgium.'

    The following is also correct but is written without a comma:

    'She studied art in Belgium as a young girl.'

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    Re: She, as a young girl, studied

    Of your two sentences, the second is preferable by far. Rover's last sentence is also very good.

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    Re: She, as a young girl, studied

    I'd go so far as to say that anyone who wrote or said 1. is a non-native speaker, until proven otherwise.

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