The third sentence is not a complete sentence as it lacks a verb. For that reason, I attached it to the second sentence with a coma. To me, that didn't sound right either. Often, I don't grade myself on punctuation because I find that phrases that can stand alone as complete thoughts end with a coma in these exercises, and those that should continue after a coma don't. Because we are transcribing without the opportunity to go back or listen ahead, it is sometimes difficult to know which to use. I usually don't bother correcting punctuation and just correct my Spanish. This paragraph was particularly bothersome. Yes, I do listen to the whole piece beforehand and even take quick notes, but this taxes my short-term memory, especially with the longer readings and higher levels. Professional transcribers constantly pause and backtrack so as not to make mistakes.
Dictation exercise A1
I am not sure if you're referring to this sentence as the 3rd sentence: Yo como legumbres, but if it is, the verb is "como" from "comer": I eat...
I understand the difficulty in perceiving the right punctuation on each sentence when you're doing a dictation as it is given in parts and you don't know what's coming next. In fact we don't normally penalize punctuation in dictation for this reason. I would keep doing what you're doing as the most important part is that you understand the words that are said, more than having the right punctuation.
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