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How to Transform Your Writing With the Comma

THE good old comma. The neglected comma. How many of us have taken a good, hard look at the comma beyond its seemingly mundane role of indicating a pause between two phrases, or separating items in a list? 236 more words

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Comma Craze 2: More common mistakes with commas

Although one could argue there are more important writing skills to master, neglecting to teach the use of commas could result in very unclear writing. I’m not perfect with punctuation, but I champion the usefulness of standardized patterns. 90 more words

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Authors Answer 132 - The Oxford Comma

What is the Oxford comma? I found this definition:

a comma used after the penultimate item in a list of three or more items, before ‘and’ or ‘or’ (e.g.

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Please don't make Stalin a stripper.

Comma or No Comma? - The 10 Million Dollar Question

There are two kinds of people in this world: those that use the Oxford Comma and the insufferable “English is a flexible language…” crowd – … 833 more words

Language

Can grammar be glamourous?

Phil: Grammar. It’s dull, boring and essential.

Worse, it’s endlessly argued over by very dull and boring people who really need to get out more and take up and exciting hobby, like bus spotting. 436 more words

Writing

More Punctuation, Please.

Are commas really all that important?

Yes.

Student: Help, my teacher said  I need more punctuation.

Me: You’ve come to the right place!

Student needed to add commas to the essay. 209 more words

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Tutor vs Therapist's English

The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in training wrote a very interesting paper, so much fun to read.  But the good old comma and assorted unclear phrases meant that a Writing Consultant will always a bit of Speech & Language to analyze… 325 more words

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