I always have a problem with Comma

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I always have a problem with Comma

Post by Bavithra M » 16 Oct 2018, 00:05

Hi all, I am a newbie though my reviews are good i always lose scores because of misplacing Comma. Can anyone please suggest me any good applications that can help me with my punctuation errors?
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Post by JHuschle519 » 16 Oct 2018, 05:37

I don't know of any application to help you, but I always have this site open when I am proofreading my reviews:

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writ ... index.html

It's not an absolute guide, but it helps me catch most of my mistakes.

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Post by HollandBlue » 16 Oct 2018, 06:50

Try asking Google about when to use a comma, that's what I do.
:techie-studyinggray: when I get a little money I buy books; and if I have any left l buy food and clothes
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Post by jgraney8 » 17 Oct 2018, 12:20

If you go to this page on Grammary Bytes http://www.chompchomp.com/rules.htm and scroll down to Comma Tips, you might find some help for your challenges with commas. Could you be more specific about what comma problems the reviewers are dinging you for?
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Post by fernsmom » 20 Oct 2018, 07:57

I am a little embarrassed to admit, that I also misuse the comma in sentences. That is probably the main error if any are found that the editors point out on my reviews. It's actually kind of amusing as I tried Grammarly and other sites to check my grammar, and supposedly it checks your punctuation as well. But, on the times I checked the punctuation with one of these internet sites I actually received the worst score. So, I'm not sure which site to use now. Keep in mind I'm 54 and high school was a long time ago! Has anyone found a site that is more apt to be proficient? At least on the punctuation since that is my main problem.

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Post by HollandBlue » 24 Oct 2018, 09:35

Commas are pesky little grammatical marks, aren't they?
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Post by MaryPowers88 » 06 Nov 2018, 13:28

I am so glad to read these posts about commas. Sigh. I used Grammarly to double check a review I'd just written and it said no errors. Alas, there were many issues when I submitted the piece. Aargh! I had the same issue when working directly with an editor so I'm not so impressed with the Grammarly software. Thanks to all of you with information about additional sources.

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