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Punctuation

Postby omska » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:20 am

Please help me with the punctuation for the "if not all then" pattern:

"She read if not all then most of his books."
"She read if not all, then most of his books."
"She read, if not all, then most of his books."
"She read, if not all then most, of his books."
"She read, if not all then most of, his books."

On google, I found five different ways of placing commas for this example. Which are the correct ways?
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Re: Punctuation

Postby EnglishFix » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:38 am

"She read, if not all, then most of his books."

This is my choice.
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Re: Punctuation

Postby Sabrina » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:48 pm

This confuses me a lot. English fix, thanks for the answer.
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