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I'm writing an essay and I need to know whether the following piece of writing is okay to use and where to put punctuation marks?

Perhaps the ideal arrangement would be to spend part of the time in an office working with colleagues, and the other part working from home.

  • I think this would actually be easier for us to read without the stars around the commas – DM_with_secrets Nov 21 '20 at 9:36
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    @DM_with_secrets Noted, thanks. – M.omar Nov 21 '20 at 11:21
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Looks like you have a comma splice. For an essay your teacher would probably downmark you but in real life many people punctuate like that.

You have the period at the end. What other punctuation are you talking about?

  • That comma splice would be fine if there was also a comma after 'office' - "... part of the time in an office, working with colleagues, and the other part...". Whether you'd use that depends a bit on the desired force of the sentence, of course. – Spencer Barnes Nov 23 '20 at 13:38
  • setting off that phrase would work better and remove the comma splice. – user47738 Nov 23 '20 at 20:04

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