Monday, March 3, 2008

Comma Confession.

I don't know where commas belong and where they do not belong anymore. I used to think I had a pretty good understanding of the proper usage of the English language. Not so much anymore. Lately, I am stumped by commas. I just can't remember all the rules. I wish there was a class at the library or something that I could take to help me remember. I think the fact that email doesn't require punctuation may be the reason I can't punctuate correctly anymore. I just realized that until I started this blog the only writing I have done since college has be in the form of an email. So there is my confession. I have no idea where commas belong in a sentence. I want to know though, so if you have any tips please send them my way. I just needed to get that off of my chest.

9 comments:

Kim said...

Hey Jenny-Lynn,
Here's a website to help with your comma usage.
BTW, I've never noticed your commas being used inappropriately!
Kim

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm

da halls said...

My husband teases me that I use too many commas. I guess I like a lot of dramatic pauses. 80)

Thank you for stopping by my blahg and for your comment.

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Mary Beth

da halls said...

My husband teases me that I use too many commas. I guess I like a lot of dramatic pauses. 80)

Thank you for stopping by my blahg and for your comment.

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Mary Beth

da halls said...

Now THAT was weird. It posted it twice. Oh, no now I'm doing a third. BLAHG HOG. Sorry.
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Mary Beth

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Aubin said...

I totally agree. My thing is I find myself using the word "that" all of the time. I just deleted it in the previous sentence. It is very unnecessary and yet I always put it in. What about THAT?!?

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Corrine said...

There's a fantastic book called "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" by Lynne Truss, that I'm sure you can get at your public library...




... can you believe I'm a librarian?

Jenny said...

Yay! I just got the book from a library sale, believe it or not!