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September and on:

T’other day I set out on my usual daily walk. Coming through the bushes around the pond I saw a once familiar sight: a guy I used to see almost every day walking his dog – a white Jack/Staffy cross I think; name of Angel (the dog, not the guy). 284 more words

Chesterfield Canal

Common Comma Issues

A friend posted this photo on Facebook the other day. While there are other problems with the message of the quote (culture at the time of Jesus’ birth, symbolism of the gifts the wise men brought, etc.), the most obvious problem is a comma error. Can you find it?

English Learners

Back to Basics - Punctuation

Way past time I take punctuation seriously.  These two tomes have moved up on my study list:

Reluctantly –  with worry lines furrowing my brow – I am studying basic punctuation.  277 more words

Writing

Girlfriend in a Comma

Gustave Flaubert

I spent the morning putting in a comma and the afternoon removing it.

Phantom Books

That Pesky Oxford Comma

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First off, I’m not going to explain what the Oxford comma is. You should know. But honestly, it’s because I’m writing this post immediately after getting off work and I have a limited amount of time before my usual posting time. 140 more words