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I just want to mention a rule of thumb: Separate any clauses that contain a conjugated verb from each other with a comma. In your example there are three conjugated verbs: "ärgert", "ist" and "hat". Hence, you need two commas. Note, I'm not saying that you should blindly set a bunch of commas whenever you see two or more conjugated verbs. For ...
The sentence has the simple base structure [subject] ist [object]. → verb is ist The object is the clause , dass sie sich nicht entschuldigt hat → verb is sich entschuldigt haben The subject is the clause Was mich ärgert, → verb is ärgern All clauses need to be split from the main clause by commas, also the first one ending on ärgert.
The first comma denotes the end of a dependent clause (I think it is called "open relative clause"). I'll rearrange the parts Das, was mich ärgert, ist, dass sie...
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