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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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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: 10,315 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.
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