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Just pretend that they aren't there. They can be a.....


comma comma comma comma comma chameleon!

Or ball them up and throw them in the trash. They'll be commakazis!
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Drew1365 wrote:
No, wait . . . I'll just add that the last time I saw such
an offensive overuse of commas was from a half-literate message board
poster.


This sentence could use some more commas, just to, like, break it up,
visually, I think of a comma as a kind of visual cue, that you're not
done with your idea yet, and please keep reading until I'm done, thank
you.

So, when you write, "I'll just add", I'm thinking, "You'll just add
what? What will you add?", whereas when you put a comma, at the end,
thusly: "I'll just add,", I think to myself, "Oh,
he's going to add something here and I can tell by his comma that I will
find out what that is if I keep reading." So, you can see, how this use
of the comma, or comma 2.0, as I like to call it, greatly improves the
reading and the under,standing.





Edit: Sorry, left out a comma.
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Mike Sisson wrote:
Just pretend that they aren't there. They can be a.....


comma comma comma comma comma chameleon!

Or ball them up and throw them in the trash. They'll be commakazis!


Show them the room's egress: it's a commodore!
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I'm sure Drew appreciates all our helpful comma-ntary.
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Commas are just like apostrophes, just a little lower, right? So you may enjoy this:



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CrankyPants wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
No, wait . . . I'll just add that the last time I saw such
an offensive overuse of commas was from a half-literate message board
poster.


This sentence could use some more commas, just to, like, break it up,
visually, I think of a comma as a kind of visual cue, that you're not
done with your idea yet, and please keep reading until I'm done, thank
you.

So, when you write, "I'll just add", I'm thinking, "You'll just add
what? What will you add?", whereas when you put a comma, at the end,
thusly: "I'll just add,", I think to myself, "Oh,
he's going to add something here and I can tell by his comma that I will
find out what that is if I keep reading." So, you can see, how this use
of the comma, or comma 2.0, as I like to call it, greatly improves the
reading and the under,standing.



Christopher Walken?




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Mike Sisson wrote:
I'm sure Drew appreciates all our helpful comma-ntary.




Well - serves him right, since he decided to commandeer Chit Chat with this discussion.
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jeffwiles wrote:

Ooh, shiny.
Want.

I've dealt with some bad writers whom I'd like to cut down to size
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