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    #1

    realizing it an hour later

    Can one say
    a. She left her car keys on my desk realizing it an hour later.
    b. She left her car keys on my desk, realizing it an hour later.

    c. She left her car keys on my desk, and realized it an hour later.

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    Which is punctuated correctly?

    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: realizing it an hour later

    I would go for C without the comma.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: realizing it an hour later

    I would use C as it stands.. I don't think the comma is essential, but I think justified by a probably slight pause in speech, and the delay in the realization.

    B is possible but would, I think, be more natural with 'only' before 'realizing'

    That's a personal response, not an expert opinion..

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    Re: realizing it an hour later

    Like Piscean, I would expect to hear "only" in b. I might also omit "it".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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