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Response to veganlush (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:41 PM

31. I was joking, of course, but the commas are meant to clarify the written message, and, if used

correctly, can do just that. Imagine if when people spoke they never paused for a breath. The comma is the strategically placed breath.

I think it's better to err on the side of using them, because, for many people, the commas and other punctuation help organize the the parts of the sentence into meaningful segments. Easier for people like you to decide to just ignore them than for those who find them helpful to figure out where to insert the punctuation marks.

So, if they distract you, try just disregarding them. Just roll right over them. I think it'll work for you, but, of course, I could be wrong. Lots of commas for you to practice on in this here post of mine, so give it a try!




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