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The Pause

The comma claims three columns of explanation in Fowler’s Modern English Usage. Apparently the comma comes to us from the Greek, meaning ‘piece cut off’ and was first used in English in the sixteenth century. 154 more words


Conquer the Comma with the Independent Clause

Woo-hoo, I’m back to posting to Reed’s Writing Corner. After a hectic week and review of my schedule, I’ve decided it would be better to write these posts on the weekends for posting on Mondays. 331 more words


RULES FOR COMMA USAGE — Building a Better Story

The Guide to Grammar and Writing

The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation. 2,338 more words

All Things Writing

That Cantankerous Compound Sentence: Where Does That Comma Go

They are such a little thing, the comma, but boy they do pack a punch, especially when we don’t use them correctly. For anyone who has researched their usage, you know the rules around them are numerous and not something that we can quickly brush up on. 180 more words

Reed's Writing Corner

The Ugly Truth About: High Heels

High heels have long been synonymous with sophistication, elegance, and power. However, despite being a strong ally in the encounter of beauty, it can cause many harms when used in an exaggerated way. 574 more words


The Oxford Life Chose Me

Punctuation can be a fickle thing. There are rules which must be followed at all times (a sentence must always end with a puncutation mark) and then there are rules which are never enforced (like the proper use of a semicolon), or even those rules which are used variably depending on the effect the author wishes to create. 849 more words


Were you comma-tose at the time?

Here’s a relatively unimportant fact: In the United States, a comma is placed before closing quotation marks; in the rest of the English-speaking world, it goes after. 16 more words