Do you understand as a British person what I tried to say?

Jawel7

Senior Member
Turkish
When another words take place between a verb and its object, should I use commas?

1- Do you understand as a British person what I tried to say?

OR

2 - Do you understand, as a British person, what I tried to say?
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3- I will sell for 25 dollars the ring I bought 2 months ago.

OR

4- I will sell, for 25 dollars, the ring I bought 2 months ago.

I know I can place them at the first clearly but I'm curious whether I should use commas or not for this structure.

Thanks a lot.
 
  • icecreamsoldier

    Senior Member
    New Zealand English
    These clauses can potentially be infinitely long so the commas mark the beginning and end, making it much clearer to see the different parts of the sentence. It is good practice to use commas for clauses like these, especially in longer sentences.
     
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