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    #1

    Help and correct me pls!!

    Good day everone.

    * I went to the store .I didn't buy any bread.

    * I went to the store; I didn't buy any bread.

    *I went to the store, and didn't buy any read.

    *I didn't buy any bread when I went to the store.

    *when I went to the store,,, I didn't buy any bread.


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    #2

    Re: Help and correct me pls!!

    First two: fine.

    Third: I went to the store and didn't buy any bread. You don't need the comma after store because the second phrase does not have a subject. However: "I went to the store, and I didn't buy any bread."

    Fourth: fine.

    Fifth: Yes, a comma (I assume you only meant to type one :) ) is necessary after "when I went to the store." I was taught that a long introductory clause should be followed by a comma for clarity. (I forget how long; I seem to remember "more than three words" but this link says five words.) However, in the modern rush to eliminate the time-squandering comma, this rule seems to be going by the wayside.

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    #3

    Re: Help and correct me pls!!

    Thank you Delmobile. You are so kind, I really appreciate your kindness and correction, and especially the site you posted to me. I will be going through the site you posted to me very soon and I will understand more. God bless !!

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