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Read the following short excerpt of student writing. Use your vocabulary and grammar knowledge to determine which suggestions you would make to improve his or her grammar and word choice.

I really thought she loved me but I discovered her grave betrayal one afternoon. It was easy to figure out because she accidentally sent a text to me that was meant for him. I was confused by the text because it said, "Don't tell Mike." I felt insulted that she thought she could get away with this infidelity. At first I felt very angry bitter and hateful but then, I felt so hopeless and depressed. I longed for her to call me. I thought if I could just hear her pleasing voice, maybe then I would not be filled with such bitterness. Instead of calling her I talked to another friend who is good at listening and feeling my pain. Talking with her makes me feel euphoric. I think I may be on the road to recovery.

Which punctuation correction would improve the following sentence?

At first I felt very angry bitter and hateful but then I felt so hopeless and depressed. I longed for her to call me.

A. Insert a comma after "first."

B. Remove the period after "depressed" and insert a comma.

C. Insert commas after "angry," "bitter," and "hateful."

D. Insert a comma after "then."

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  1. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm

    Read #1.

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  2. It's C, I got the answer right on the quiz

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