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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:14 PM

Commas! USE THEM!





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Reply Commas! USE THEM! (Original post)
Ohiogal Wednesday OP
zipplewrath Wednesday #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Wednesday #2
zipplewrath Wednesday #3
3catwoman3 Wednesday #4
dewsgirl Wednesday #6
PoliticAverse Wednesday #5
Polly Hennessey Wednesday #7
Ron Obvious Wednesday #8
flotsam Wednesday #9
consider_this Wednesday #10
montana_hazeleyes Wednesday #11
ailsagirl Wednesday #12
912gdm Wednesday #13

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:17 PM

1. Comma's save lives.

Let's eat, grandma.

Let's eat grandma.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:23 PM

2. Commas save lives but apostrophes are not used to form plurals.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:56 PM

3. Ya know

As soon as I saw your response, I knew what mistake I had made.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 04:56 PM

4. Way too many people think any word that ends in...

...the letter "s" must have an apostrophe before that "s."

I am particularly annoyed by names on mailboxes or signs that do this - "The Smith's" or "The McGregor's."

There was an interesting discussion somewhere (maybe here?) of how the plural of "guys" should be spelled and pronounced. I use "guys' " and pronounce it the same as the singular. Can't stand "guyses."

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 05:15 PM

6. Thank you, I was trying to think of this saying.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 05:09 PM

5. It's not just a good idea, it's the law...

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 05:32 PM

7. I adore commas.

Get giddy over hyphens and colons, too.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 06:01 PM

8. I was just re-reading Lynn Truss' Eats, Shoots, & Leaves

Highly recommended if you like this sort of thing.

The convict said the judge is insane.
The convict, said the judge, is insane.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 06:02 PM

9. Okay,

...but, when I do, I sound like William Shatner, on Star Trek.

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Response to flotsam (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 06:32 PM

10. Thread winner!!!

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Response to flotsam (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 07:36 PM

11. So true flotsam!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 07:38 PM

12. Excellent examples of how important commas are!!

(and hilarious, of course)

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 07:41 PM

13. okay...

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