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    need help with phrases. comma in dialoq.

    need some help proff reading some phrases. if i put ( ) it means i'm confused, should i place a comma or not.

    1. "But she's right ( ) where would I go?"

    2."Boy ( ) you must be lost."

    3."Oh, one more thing ( ) can you cook?"

    4."Of course, but first ( ) you see ( ) I was hoping for some sort of reward for my troubles."

    5. "Yeah! They took her ( ) and it's all your fault."

    6."You'd better change your attitude ( ) or your friends will never show up."

    7."When they come back ( ) they' re going to know it's us."

    8. "Are you going to let us through ( ) or do I have to call the police?"

    9."Hey, you can laugh about this tomorrow ( ) but right now ( ) we need to leave."
    10."Sometimes( ) but at least I tried."

    11."I filled it out a month ago ( ) and as you can see ( ) every thing is in order."

    thanks.


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    Re: need help with phrases. comma in dialoq.

    1. "But she's right; where would I go?"

    2."Boy, you must be lost."

    3."Oh, one more thing, can you cook?"

    4."Of course, but first, you see, I was hoping for some sort of reward for my troubles."

    5. "Yeah! They took he(him), and it's all your fault."

    6."You'd better change your attitude, or your friends will never show up."

    7."When they come back, they' re going to know it's us."

    8. "Are you going to let us through, or do I have to call the police?"

    9."Hey, you can laugh about this tomorrow, but right now we need to leave."
    10."Sometimes (optional) but at least I tried."

    11."I filled it out a month ago, and as you can see, every thing is in order."

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    Re: need help with phrases. comma in dialoq.

    Angliholic, maybe the reasons for the commas would help the poster understand how they're used. Just a thought. Note, we try not to do assigment-related posts, but we will help guide posters through - as long as the make an attempt to provide their answers first.

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