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and I haven't

Post by azz » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:57 am

John says: There are a lot of commas missing in your essay!
Patrick replies:
a- Really? Where in my essay should I have used a comma that I haven't?
b- Really? Where in my essay should I have used a comma and I haven't?


Are the sentences (a) and (b) both acceptable in the context of this dialogue?



Many thanks.
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Re: and I haven't

Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:34 am

Yes. Sentence b) sounds more informal, and would be more likely to occur in speech (as in your variant) than on the page.
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