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Paloma did not make it to work for her car, broke down on the freeway. Is this better?

The hardware store down the street, which had been paved recently, is open until midnight five days a week.

Many students anticipate spring break but, Luis looks forward to winter vacation more.

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    The second sentence is fine, but the first and third are not. Are you putting commas where you pause if you read those sentences out loud? If you are, you need to toss that nonsense out the window!

    Paloma did not make it to work for her car, broke down on the freeway.
    There are two clauses here. Each one could be its own sentence. Where should this be divided into two sentences?

    Many students anticipate spring break but, Luis looks forward to winter vacation more.
    Again, there are two clauses here. Where should this be divided?

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