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@BE posted:

Looking for some assistance with correct grammar/punctuation for emphasis on this sentence:

Confusion set in and as a result from this and family rejection, I walked away.  Defeated.  Miserable.  Wondering.

Hello, BE, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

The main problem with your example is that you should use "of" instead of "from": "as a result of this."

You can use three separate abbreviated sentences for emphasis if you like. An alternative is to incorporate those three words into the hosting sentence:

  • Confusion set in and as a result of this and family rejection, I walked away—defeated, miserable, wondering.
Last edited by David, Moderator
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