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Is there any difference between:
1-Everything you said to dissuade him from leaving was useless.
and:
2-Everything you said, to dissuade him from leaving, was useless.
 

RonBee

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I do not see any difference in meaning between the two sentences. I would leave the commas out.

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The seconds relegates the part, but I don't see why. ;-)
 
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