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    #1

    "and the animals in their boat, were saved"

    "Only Noah, his family, and the animals in their boat, were saved."

    Is the comma preceding were saved necessary, please?

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    Re: "and the animals in their boat, were saved"

    It is not only unnecessary; it is wrong in my opinion.

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    Re: "and the animals in their boat, were saved"

    'Only Noah, together with his family and the animals in their boat, were saved.'
    Are the commas necessary?
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    Re: "and the animals in their boat, were saved"

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Only Noah, together with his family and the animals in their boat, were saved.'
    Are the commas necessary?
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    Yes, and it needs to be "was." Your sentence is "Noah ... was saved." The rest is a prepositional phrase acting as an adjective, modifying Noah.

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    #5

    Re: "and the animals in their boat, were saved"

    Matthew, the phrases "together with" and "along with", when used after a singular subject, do not make the subject plural.

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