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quick comma question before submit!

Postby beta » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:54 am

do i need commas in this sentence?

My international background paired with my interest in social justice makes X Law my number one choice for law school.

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Re: quick comma question before submit!

Postby Icculus » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:55 am

beta wrote:do i need commas in this sentence?

My international background paired with my interest in social justice makes X Law my number one choice for law school.


My international background, paired with my interest in social justice, makes X Law my number one choice for law school.

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Re: quick comma question before submit!

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:56 am

Icculus wrote:
beta wrote:do i need commas in this sentence?

My international background paired with my interest in social justice makes X Law my number one choice for law school.


My international background, paired with my interest in social justice, makes X Law my number one choice for law school.
Yep.
Although I'm not sure I'd use 'number one choice' in a PS. Sounds too informal to me. Maybe use 'first choice.'

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Re: quick comma question before submit!

Postby kaiser » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:57 am

Or you could always just say:

My international background and interest in social justice make X Law my number one choice for law school.

But if you keep it as is, you need the commas

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Re: quick comma question before submit!

Postby Icculus » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:58 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
Icculus wrote:
beta wrote:do i need commas in this sentence?

My international background paired with my interest in social justice makes X Law my number one choice for law school.


My international background, paired with my interest in social justice, makes X Law my number one choice for law school.
Yep.
Although I'm not sure I'd use 'number one choice' in a PS. Sounds too informal to me. Maybe use 'first choice.'


Agreed

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Re: quick comma question before submit!

Postby beta » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:02 am

thanks guys

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Re: quick comma question before submit!

Postby kaiser » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:02 am

I recall using the phrase "top choice institution for law school" in one of my Why X statements

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Re: quick comma question before submit!

Postby beta » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:03 am

its a why x addendum, but yeah i like first choice better--it really is my number one, haha. thanks !




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