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The sentence is: I'm curled up on my bed, sick with worry, because she knows the truth. Is the comma usage correct here, or does this sentence need a comma? Thanks in advance.

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    I think you could argue whether sick with worry is a dependent or independent clause. I'd prefer the commas where you have them, but I don't think it's wrong to leave them out. – Stu W May 18 at 22:47
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    @StuW Yes but it depends on what the OP is trying to say. As it is the phrase is parenthetical describing the way in which the person is curled up in bed, but the sentence says that the person is curled up in bed because 'she' knows the truth. If the second comma is omitted the whole of the second part of the sentence (from the first comma) describes the way in which the person is curled up but the sentence says that they are sick with worry because she knows the truth. Without any commas it says that both being curled up and being sick with worry are because she knows the truth. – BoldBen May 18 at 23:27
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Here's what's commonly regarded as correct: 'I'm curled up on my bed, sick with worry because she knows the truth.'

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