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What is one to say about June? The time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll
A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
Learn English in June


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: 10,636 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: 55 ✭✭
    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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