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    (Original post by benplumley)
    What's the coursework? What qualification and subject, and what's your current draft like?

    Sorry, I didn't see this. You should use the quote button, then I'd get a notification
    The comma before 'had' was the second of a pair of parenthetic commas. They work in a similar way to brackets (hence the name, because brackets are also called parentheses). See how the sentence also works if you replace parenthetic commas with brackets:



    Once you've done that, you can see why you need the second comma. Without it, the brackets would stay open. Everything inside the brackets is a sub-clause: the sentence would make sense without it, but it would not make sense on its own.
    Is this also a good example of using bracket commas?

    Sarah needed some water, even if it was sparkling, to dehydrate herself after the race.
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    (Original post by Highfiveyou)
    Is this also a good example of using bracket commas?

    Sarah needed some water, even if it was sparkling, to dehydrate herself after the race.
    Yeah, that's good, although I'm guessing you meant rehydrate
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    (Original post by benplumley)
    Yeah, that's good, although I'm guessing you meant rehydrate

    (Original post by benplumley)
    Yeah, that's good, although I'm guessing you meant rehydrate

    Lol my bad. Thanks for your help and support. I appreciate it a lot.
 
 
 
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