Help me out here, pls!

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I am constantly getting this error of having a punctuation within a sentence. Advise pls.

See example:

No more, a consumer can close his eyes and get a simple nail cutter.
asked Oct 24 '12 at 18:28 Ruchira New member

1 answer


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The Grammarly software correctly identifies a punctuation problem, but in doing so it overlooks a more basic problem with your sentence -- you have misplaced an important phrase.

 

It seems like you are trying to use "No more" as an introductory non-defining phrase. Such phrases are set off from the sentence by a comma. But a non-defining (or non-restrictive) phrase can be removed from the sentence without changing the intended meaning of the sentence. Let's see what happens when you remove "No more." --->

 

"A consumer can close his eyes and get a simple nail cutter."

 

This seems to have the opposite meaning what what you -- I'm guessing -- intended to say.

 

Let's try to reword your sentence --> "A consumer can no longer close his eyes and buy a simple nail cutter." Or, "No more can a consumer close her eyes and buy a simple nail cutter."

 

I hope my examples mean what you intended.

link answered Oct 24 '12 at 21:11 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

thanks for the explanation.Appreciate it!

RuchiraOct 25 '12 at 01:56

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