Let’s pause briefly (get it?) to consider the comma. While the comma is one of the most common types of punctuation—it’s also one of the most misused. As the grammar police sit stakeout behind a paragraph on Run-On Road, a sentence missing much-needed commas will whiz...
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Of all the marks used for punctuation, none seems as divisive, controversial, or maligned as the Oxford comma. For all its many ardent supporters, the Oxford comma has almost as many zealous opponents insisting that it be stricken from the page. Put together a group...
If you've been around long enough, you know that certain kinds of punctuation are trendy (hello, em dash!). And some are like the pets that you put in the backyard when company comes over (we're looking at you, parentheses). Dashes, commas, colons, and ellipses are...
Using commas after an introductory clause in a sentence. When to use a comma after an opening phrase or exclamation. Comma usage with prepositions and gerunds.
Its or it’s? That or which? Learn how to spot these grammatical errors when editing the sentences in your novel, short story, poetry, or essays. The difference between it’s, its, that, which, restrictive, nonrestrictive clauses.
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