Trying to figure out if this statement needs more (or less) commas:

My position as a flight attendant has taken me everywhere from hiking in Nepal, to swimming with dolphins in Jamaica, to eating pig brains in China.

(Note: none of these things actually happened; this is only as an example. :)

That being said - do I need a comma:

  • after "everywhere from"
  • in between the activities? e.g., "hiking in Nepal to swimming with dolphins in Jamaica to eating pig brains in China."
  • maybe remove the middle "to" to make it flow smoother
    – dandavis
    Mar 26, 2018 at 23:06

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Perhaps an em dash after everywhere would do nicely here.

An em dash, or long dash, is used:

in pairs, to mark off information or ideas that are not essential to an understanding of the rest of the sentence: Thousands of children—like the girl in this photograph—have been left homeless.

My son—where has he gone?—would like to meet you.

to show other kinds of break in a sentence where a comma, semicolon, or colon would be traditionally used:

One thing’s for sure—he doesn’t want to face the truth.

  • Use citations in answers, if you please. In this answer your example would help readers.
    – lbf
    Mar 27, 2018 at 18:07
  • Is it ok now? sorry about it. Mar 27, 2018 at 18:18
  • yes. the community appreciates :)
    – lbf
    Mar 27, 2018 at 18:20

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