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Native English speakers, could you please hep me with these issues?

Is this sentence correct:

"When the school re-opened, David decided, contrary to his habit, to say a prayer, and thank God for this."

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  • 1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    If you're going to have a comma after 'prayer', then you need to add 'to' after 'and'.  Otherwise the sentence means that the speaker of the sentence is thanking God for David's saying a prayer.

  • Ben
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    I feel you should remove the comma between "prayer" and "and". As the sentence stands, it suggests that "saying a player" and "thanking God" are separate actions. 

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