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The Careful Comma. Gotta love those commas. After all… |

However, not getting the commas right can sometimes distort the meaning of a story or make it

So, I hereby present my nine comma rules — also easy to read and I hope just as

𝙼𝚢 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚖𝚢 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜[𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚊] 𝚂𝚞𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚆𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚆𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗

With just one comma in this sentence, we are led to believe that Superman and Wonder Woman

By the way, that last comma, before “Wonder Woman, is called the Oxford Comma — in case anybody

” A comma after an introductory phrase like “eyeing her huge belly” splits up a sentence to make

Sometimes, splitting up a sentence after an introductory phrase gives your reader a split second to better

In the first phrase, “I” is the subject and “detest” is the verb; in the second, “I”

This is easy to remember if you think of the comma giving someone a moment’s pause

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell whether two adjectives are of equal importance

They are also probably equal if you can add the word “and” between them: “honest and honorable” (

In formal writing, if a sentence is complex you may use a colon instead of a comma