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    Participles' punctuation

    1)He drove to school, gazing at the morning sun, wipingthe sleep from his eyes, preparing his mind for the coming activities of the day.Here four sentences were added by using participles. My first question is, Are all of those actions simultaneous?In addition, In this sentence three commas were used. What if I use "and " in the last part? the sentence as follows :2)He drove to school, gazing at the morning sun, wiping the sleep from his eyes, and preparing his mind for the coming activities of the day.Is there any difference between (1) and (2)?
    Last edited by dz420; 17-Dec-2016 at 06:12. Reason: making clear

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    Re: Participles' punctuation

    Those activities certainly could be simultaneous.

    You certainly could use "and" there.

    (I would prefer:

    ...the activities of the day to come.)

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    Re: Participles' punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Those activities certainly could be simultaneous.You certainly could use "and" there.(I would prefer:...the activities of the day to come.)
    what if I reduce one part? Which sentence should I use? with "and" or without "and"? 1)He drove to school, gazing at the morning sun, wiping the sleep from his eyes.2)He drove to school, gazing at the morning sun, and wiping the sleep from his eyes.
    Last edited by dz420; 17-Dec-2016 at 15:08. Reason: making clear

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    Re: Participles' punctuation

    Both are OK.

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    Re: Participles' punctuation

    You need to look at the layout of your posts and at your spacing around punctuation. You must put a space after every comma, every full stop, after every question mark and after every closing bracket.
    Additionally, if you are going to give us numbered sentences, put each one on a separate line and then put your question on a separate line too. It is almost impossible to read posts 1 and 3. (Kudos to Tarheel for fighting his way through those blocks of text.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Participles' punctuation

    dz420, I showed you how to set out your text in this thread. (Click on the underlined link.)

    Please click on Thank or Like in the bottom left-hand corner of this post to acknowledge that you have read and understood it.

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