Arrrrgg! Commas! (I HATE them!!)

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  1. McKennaL

    McKennaL Groupie

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    Could you help me to place commas (if they are needed...I haven't placed any in this example) into this sentence?

    Thanks!

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    I have developed strong student-centered classroom management skills through my years of teaching.
     
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  3. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    I have developed strong, student-centered classroom management skills through my years of teaching.
     
  4. teacher112

    teacher112 Companion

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    I would reword as:

    Throughout my years of teaching, I have acquired a strong foundation of student-centered classroom management skills.
     
  5. shasha379

    shasha379 Devotee

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    If I'm not mistaken you should have a comma between the two adjectives.
     
  6. shasha379

    shasha379 Devotee

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    Yeah, like that.
     
  7. rachaelski

    rachaelski Habitué

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    What they said, and I like the reworded sentence as well!
     
  8. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

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    Whether the sentence needs to be reordered depends on what precedes it - but there's no need for a comma between "strong" and "student-centered" for the same reason that there's no need for a comma between "little" and "yellow" in "the little yellow dog": those adjectives reference different qualities.
     
  9. matteo49

    matteo49 Rookie

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    Ditto with TeacherGroupie. In this case there really doesn't need to be any commas in the sentence. The sort of comma that some of the others posted in here is more of a journalism comma you see a lot in the news: "Weekends found to be fun, relaxing"
     
  10. chebrutta

    chebrutta Enthusiast

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    TeacherGroupie & matteo49 are correct - don't need one :)
     

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