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    Commas -- Is this punctuation correct?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by lameri, Mar 27, 2011.

    I think it follows the rules, but it has too many commas...
    Thanks!

    I asked him if the fact that his ex-girlfriend was getting married made him sad, and he truthfully said no, but having his friends be close to not telling him at all, did.
     
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    There's no limit to the number of commas you can use, but that sentence is confusing and kind of ugly, particularly after the second comma. I would rewrite it as more than one sentence.
     
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    Thanks for your input!
     
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    leaving it as is, only comma that should be there is the one after 'no'...
     
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    You could keep it simple.

    I asked him if the fact that his ex-girlfriend was getting married made him sad?
    He said no, but his friends not telling him did.
     

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