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  1. Member
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      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
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      • Japan
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    • Join Date: Jun 2016
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    #1

    [comma] I had no choice, but to be late today.

    I had no choice, but to be late today.
    She had no choice, but to go home first.
    (Pattern English " I had no choice " " there is no excuse for ")


    Are the two commas necessary?

  2. teechar's Avatar
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      • Iraq
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    #2

    Re: [comma] I had no choice, but to be late today.

    I would remove those commas.

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