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In lands I never saw -- they say
Immortal Alps look down --
Whose bonnets touch the firmament --
Whose sandals touch the town --

Meek at whose everlasting feet
A myriad daisy play --
Which, Sir, are you and which am I
Upon an August day?

Emily Dickinson
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Good Day,

Could you tell me how to put the below sentence, perhaps punctuations, correctly?

You, the winner, will PLAY, but, not PAY.

How about...

On this day, you, the winner, will PLAY, but, not PAY.

Thank you.

Best Answer

  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,464 mod
    Accepted Answer
    A tough sentence to punctuate without looking silly. :smile:

    I think what you are trying to do is emphasise the fact you are addressing the winner, but if you get rid of that bit you will see you can write: On this day you will PLAY, but not PAY.

    So, I think you could get rid of one comma at the beginning and one at the end without changing the meaning:-

    On this day you, the winner, will PLAY, but not PAY.

    That said, the grammar is fine.


  • vocamaniavocamania Posts: 29 ✭✭
    That's awesome. :D

    Why I have to emphasise 'you' is because only the winner won't pay but the loser should. So, if the 'you' is the loser then he has to pay.
  • Ali9000Ali9000 Posts: 2
    Punctuation is very important.
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