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41. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm a comma junkie - no, the comma police! It's a pet peeve, albeit a rather annoying one

Anyhow, don't forget to add a comma before proper name when speaking to the person. As in: "How ya doing, John?" Without the comma, it sounds like you're asking if they prefer on top or on the bottom...

42. Posted by leahrb (Full Member 209 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

so tway,

are you saying that the next time I have a big paper I can email it to you and you'll put commas in for me? Cuz I just don't use any...

43. Posted by leahrb (Full Member 209 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

oh yeah, and thanks for those links

44. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Errmm.... sure, Leah. I'll give it a go with my virtual red pen...

45. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting tway

I'm a comma junkie - no, the comma police! It's a pet peeve, albeit a rather annoying one

Anyhow, don't forget to add a comma before proper name when speaking to the person. As in: "How ya doing, John?" Without the comma, it sounds like you're asking if they prefer on top or on the bottom...

I'll have to pass this pearl onto my freshman writing students.

46. Posted by YerMan (Full Member 66 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Commas are good.

That's all I have to say about that!

47. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting YerMan

Commas are good.

That's all I have to say about that!

Hey YerMan,

Can't see a comma in your sentence !

48. Posted by acetravels (Full Member 181 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

there"s 1 in ur"s wocca

49. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

woah all this comma talk! whooosh, haha!

50. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I can cope with commas, although sometimes using them too much can make your sentences go on and on, when really, you should be breaking them up into smaller sentences with a full-stop, if you want to be clear, concise, and easily understandable, unlike this sentence.....
But it's semi-colons that are a mystery to me. I never have a clue what to do with a semi-colon; would this be an appropriate use?

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