Comma Rules

Grammatical errors and other matters of style

Writers can use their understanding of grammar rules and sentence syntax to shape their stylistic choices. As discussed in the previous post, when writers make “accurate, effective, and helpful punctuation choices,” this adds to their competency and authority as a writers, asserts Martha Kolln in Rhetorical Grammar (84). While grammar handbooks and in-house style guides …

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What does missing comma with a non-restrictive element mean?

Missing comma with a non-restrictive element is the last comma rule we will consider that appears on the Top Twenty list of common errors. It is ranked as #11. Interestingly, the related error unnecessary comma with a restrictive element appeared on the 1986 list. That category was expanded in the later list to include other …

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