Disruptive Commas! :o

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  1. Matthew

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    This term refers to the punctuation/grammatical error, which happens when you insert commas, where you don't need to use them.

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_commaproof.html
    (If you are interested in learning more about the problem posed by disruptive commas, please scroll down a little ways on the linked page!!!)





    Oh, and Jeff Black - phone call for you on line 1... :10:
     
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    Disruptive plurals that stem from localized North American colloquial vernacular. :eek:
     
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    First of all, Sire.....

    I think you need to understand that I was taught that a comma is supposed be placed after every point.

    Ie, FUCK YOU.:biggrin1:
     
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    What are you saying about me, Matt?
    Sign me,
    CommaLover
     
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    or perhaps you would prefer i didn't use any spelling ounctiuation or grammar at all

    maybe even staop complete making sentecs or such
     
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    ..and we'd notice a difference because...? :confused: :rolleyes: :tongue:
     
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  9. this just reminded me of Flowers for Algernon ... just thought you should know :rolleyes:
     
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    So, what, is, your, point,?,
     
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    I blame the educational system too, Jeff.

    Some teachers think that a comma placed between a subject and predicate is as good a splice as any.
     
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    It depends which examples you are refering to, Matthew.

    I was taught by a VERY wise member that I have to place a comma before I introduce a proper name.:tongue:

    I also know that lists involving more than two items have to have commas.....

    ex, I went to the store and bought chips, condoms, and cat food. Now, some people argue that a comma shouldn't go where the red one is.
    I still do it because that is how I was taught.:biggrin1:

    As for other commas, I think I am pretty good at sticking them in the proper places unless I am not paying attention. My last few posts have been rather careless and as a result, I may have been extra sloppy.

    I shall attempt to pay more attention and not rush through my posts.
     
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    True.
     
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    Shit....!!!!! I knew about that one too.
     
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    Yes, don't do that, except when you are writing. Christopher Walken, dialog.
     
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    I, personally, myself that is, use commas, when and where I see fit.

    Some, although I won,,,,'t say who, have indicated that this, the use of the comma is excessive. Well, that, as the saying goes, is all up to the person reading and of course, the person writing the statements. The comma, as a piece of punctuation, has served me well.
     
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    Before or after the change?
     
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    Yes, I'm guilty of the above.

    Yes, I'm lazy to read all that stuff...

    I want to learn but with different not boring methods , made for impatient people with short spam attention and excuses too..

    Thanks Matthew...for sure you tried my case...did not know you are a teacher, cool!

    :smile:
     
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    Miss Emily Litella: "What's all this nonsense I keep hearing about disruptive comas? Isn't a coma always disruptive? If we eliminate all comas, think of how many hospital beds will be freed up for people who are really sick! What? Oh. Well. Never mind."

    Ma,tthew I have no i,dea why you would e,ven post a thread a,bout com,mas being disru,ptive.

    And just imagine trying to type "Valley-speak" without disruptive commas.
     
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