Dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s maybe second nature to you but what about your commas?
Years ago the recording artist Boy George and Culture Club gave us a song called Karma Chameleon. And just as a chameleon is a lizard with the ability to change colors, a comma is a punctuation mark that has the ability to change the rhythm, flow, and meaning of a sentence.
Incorrect: Tell the truth Sara, I’ve had enough of your nonsense! (What or who is a truth Sara? Sounds like some kind of serum you might use to get real answers).
Correct: Tell the truth, Sara, I’ve had enough of your nonsense! (Names being address in a direct manner need to be set apart by commas).
Get the point?
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