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    Please help me with this if cluse punctuation

    Hi there, I've just want to know if there is any punctuational error regarding my sentence? my teacher is underlined "human," as a punctuation error. Should I omit the comma preceded by "human"?

    "Human, if use less of the precious available forms of energy-the oil, would be able to use it in some long-term efficient plans."

    Thanks for your attention.

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    Re: Please help me with this if cluse punctuation

    I don't think it's a punctuation error but the first word is incorrect.

    Humans, if they used less of the available forms of energy (ie oil), would be able to make more long-term plans for fuel efficiency.

    I've changed the end of your sentence the best I can but I'm really not sure what you were trying to say. Was your teacher happy with everything except that comma at the beginning?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please help me with this if cluse punctuation

    The sentence is now OK! Unfortunately, I don't have a direct access with the one who correct my sentence-maybe he/she just didn't mention other mistakes. Anyway, I was trying to make the same point as you mentioned in the new sentence. Thanks.

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