Commas and Coordinating Conjunctions (Full Guide with Examples and Sources)

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Re: Commas and Coordinating Conjunctions (Full Guide with Examples and Sources)

Post by Moira15 »

Comma usage is that part of grammar where sometimes I feel like l finally understood and learnt it but I keep making mistake in.
Thank you so much for the clarification!

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I have bookmarked a link on how to use all types of punctuation and would like to share
www.thepunctuationguide.com
The comma guide goes into detail and I think it will help all of us.
"I don't want to dance with the Devil
I just want to confront him at a table
And I don't need your hollow promise
I just need to look you in the eyes and tell you
You didn't help me make it"
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Thank you so much. I always struggle with my punctuation marks, this really helps a lot.

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Thanks for the information. This is really helpful. I am on the lookout for resources to improve my writing skills.

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I apreciate that the sites does everything to have its reviewers doing a good job. It is advantageous for both. The explanation and examples are very clear.

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Now I understand the importance of commas and conjunctions. Thank you for this guidelines.

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Thank you so much for your help! This was very helpful for me.

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Post by Mounce574 »

Sou Hi wrote:
17 Aug 2020, 04:03
Do you think this sentence needs a comma? An editor marked it down as below. They did not explain the reason, so I'm unsure why. According to what Scott wrote, 'with only a few grammar errors' is not a complete clause, so I wonder why a comma should be added.

It's because the book is nice and professionally edited with only a few grammar errors.
-> P. 6: It's because the book is nice and professionally edited[,] with only a few grammar errors.

And for this sentence, I used a comma to connect two clauses, using 'since' as 'because', but the editor also marked it down.

And it looks like even the invincible Riva warriors will flee in fear, since they have to face a stronger opponent.
->P. 4: And it looks like even the invincible Riva warriors will flee in fear[,] since they have to face a stronger opponent.
A clause is a sentence that doesn't need extra words. In your example it has 2 clauses.
It looks like invincible Riva warriors will flee in fear.
They have to face a stronger opponent.
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I just want to confront him at a table
And I don't need your hollow promise
I just need to look you in the eyes and tell you
You didn't help me make it"
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Post by car-mbz »

Thank you so much for this. I have struggled with correct comma usage alot.
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Many thanks for this very helpful post. Comma use is a struggle for me and this explanation is great.

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Post by Yvonne Monique »

Cazrichmond wrote:
17 Oct 2020, 07:59
Many thanks for this very helpful post. Comma use is a struggle for me and this explanation is great.
Glad to read I'm not the only one struggling with commas :(

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