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Hello guys!

I'm still determined on increasing my knowledge of languages, particularly English. But unfortunately I'm a bit stuck with regards to this grammar task:

Find sub clauses in the examples below. Add commas where necessary. ( my suggestions are underlined)

a)She has got you where she wants you.

b)Although he was trying to show off I still respected him.

c)If you've got any more questions don't hesitate to come back.

d)He was due to remain as leader of the party until a successor had been found.

e)He went on staring until her cheeks grew crimson and she began to stammer.

f)I married him because I loved him.

g)Because I stopped looking out for her I stopped seeing her altogether.

h)He usually drank a half of lager unless someone bought for him.

i)It is hardly likely that a vicious thug will wait politely while we ring the police.

j)While they were away he died.

k)The next three of four fixtures will decide whether we stay in the Premier League.

l)You haven't talked like that since you got here.

m)After he died in 1941 she edited a book of his essays and poems.

n)As dense black smoke swirled over the town residents were told to stay indoors.

And as to teh commas i'm clueless, there is a huge difference between danish and english commas! (even teh commas i have set are most likely wrong :-S)
 

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My English is so-so, so some of the answers might not be right.
a) no comma
b) correct
c) correct
d) no comma
e) no clue :X
f) no comma
g) correct
h) i don't think you need any comma
i) i'm guessing you are correct
j) correct
k) same as h
l) same as h
m) a comma after 1941
n) correct
 

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I think commas are subjective.

Depending on the situation and context you can use a comma on different places.
 

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You put a comma whenever the sub clause and the main clause are of equal importance, or when you are connecting events, or when you are just listing stuffs out like this, and whenever there is no special pronouns (like "what", "who", "how") to connect the clauses. <= This sentence itself is an example...

As it is popular, people usually just put a comma instead of a pronoun. <= Example again...

But you should use a pronoun whenever the sub clause complement the main clause's statement. <= Example again...

If you put the sub clause before the main clause then you will have to use a comma, though. <= Example...

However you like it, there is actually a rule to doing it. <= Example...

I hope that helps. And as a personal preference, I like to use commas more than pronouns. :p
 

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Why don't you just make one thread for all of your English homework and such? This is the third one you've made in the past month. Just thought it'd be better that you keep all of this to one thread. Cause it's getting kind of confusing. ^^;
 

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Why don't you just make one thread for all of your English homework and such? This is the third one you've made in the past month. Just thought it'd be better that you keep all of this to one thread. Cause it's getting kind of confusing. ^^;
Sure np. Didn' t think of that, sorry guys! Og and by the way, it' s not homework, it's some grammar tasks from my grammar book, wenn i get the time i like to improve my english :)
 

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Ah okay. It's okay. Lol. I just thought that it may be easier. Cause I keep thinking that I am clicking on the same thread instead of a new thread. This just will also help you from creating new threads every time. Good luck on your english.
 

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Hello guys!

I'm still determined on increasing my knowledge of languages, particularly English. But unfortunately I'm a bit stuck with regards to this grammar task:

Find sub clauses in the examples below. Add commas where necessary. ( my suggestions are underlined)

a)She has got you where she wants you.

b)Although he was trying to show off, I still respected him.

c)If you've got any more questions don't hesitate to come back.

d)He was due to remain as leader of the party until a successor had been found.

e)He went on staring until her cheeks grew crimson and she began to stammer.

f)I married him because I loved him.

g)Because I stopped looking out for her , I stopped seeing her altogether.

h)He usually drank a half of lager, unless someone bought for him.

i)It is hardly likely that a vicious thug will wait politely while we ring the police.

j)While they were away he died.

k)The next three of four fixtures will decide whether we stay in the Premier League.

l)You haven't talked like that since you got here.

m)After he died in 1941, she edited a book of his essays and poems.

n)As dense black smoke swirled over the town, residents were told to stay indoors.

And as to teh commas i'm clueless, there is a huge difference between danish and english commas! (even teh commas i have set are most likely wrong :-S)
i fixed some sentences and added commas where i think they go.

i'm not an english major, but i am a native english speaker, so i added the commas where they 'sound good'.
 
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