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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Updated 1/15/2020 Meet the Dashes, one of the most confusing families in English grammar. There’s Hyphen and his fraternal twin siblings, Em and En. (Sadly, they do not have any hit rap songs.) Though they all look very similar, En, Em, and Hyphen vary in length and...
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.
Commas have an essential function in creative writing, but this little punctuation mark often causes big problems for writers. When do you use a comma? Where does the comma go? When do you leave out the comma? Are there any rules?
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