Comma Confusion

The comma, cause of anguish and frustration

As noted in my writingessentials blog and other website writings, the comma is the punctuation mark that, as Little, Brown says. “probably causes more anguish for apprentice writers than any other punctuation mark” (355). Commas are the most frequently misused, or underused, punctuation mark among first-year writers. Indeed, errors with commas represent no less than …

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More comma confusion

I’ve discussed comma confusion before, particularly in my free fundamental comma guide (available here) which discusses three areas where there is confusion over “the rules” or where comma use can cause confusion usage “rules.” I also discussed the use of commas in these situations in three early posts on writing essentials blog: the Oxford or …

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