Comma after "now," comma before "without"

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Comma after "now," comma before "without"

Post by quarklet » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:55 pm

What is the correct punctuation in the second sentence? Specifically,
1) Should there be a comma after "now"?
2) Should there be a comma before "without"? My instinct is to say no, because "without receiving any guidance on how to improve" seems like an essential part of the sentence. (i.e. The student is anxious because they're not receiving guidance on how to improve.)

"In my childhood, I had found pleasure in progressing towards goals at my own pace. Now I felt an anxious need to reach someone else’s standards without receiving any guidance on how to improve."

Thank you very much for your help!

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Re: Comma after "now," comma before "without"

Post by Joe » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:23 pm

1. no
2. no

The sentence is fine as it stands.
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Re: Comma after "now," comma before "without"

Post by quarklet » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:15 pm

Thank you Joe!!

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