Monthly Archives: January 2012

Commas before ‘and’ …

Up the garden path − or, why a fanboy comma is your friend The comma is a valuable punctuation device because it separates the structural elements of sentences into manageable segments. The Rule: Use commas to separate independent clauses (that … Continue reading

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Dangling modifiers

Misplaced modifiers, like the omission of a FANBOY comma, can lead you up the garden path. The problem is that you think you are saying one thing, and the reader thinks something else entirely. A modifier says something extra about … Continue reading

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