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Punctuation Pet Peeve: 5 Ways to Misuse a Comma


Updated: September 12, 2018

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  1. What amazes me is that Danielle Steele, a very successful author, is probably one of the worst offenders of comma splices. I truly believe she only writes part of her books. In my opinion, more than one person is writing them. In the beginning,chapters, there usually are NO comma splices. Then, all of a sudden, they become rampant in the subsequent chapters. Anyone else ever notice this, or is it just me?

  2. Great article! learnt a lot about the use of commas! Please remind me which edition of the Chicago Manual of Style I should get. Thank you!

  3. This reminds me of the "Oxford Comma Dispute" that was settled in 2018. The dispute cost a Maine dairy $5 million in overtime pay to it's drivers due to a missing comma.

  4. This is exactly what I need today!!! I stopped working on my essays to review the use of the comma. Thank you for these great tips. I took notes.

  5. Great article! Comma-itis is an ongoing problem. I appreciate the reminders!

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