Commas (Part One)

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Re: Commas (Part One)

Post by oursilverstrands » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:49 pm

Okay, Ashley, it's settled. Jan knows best, so I'm the winner of the friendly, family feud with my cousin after all. :D I need to be more confident about what I know and have learned.

Thanks again for highlighting the issue. You also know your stuff. :lol:

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Steve posted another opinion before I posted this.
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Re: Commas (Part One)

Post by oursilverstrands » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:12 pm

Okay, Steve, let me see if I am correctly understanding you. Here goes:

My sentence that I used in my first example needed to have the comma before the "and."
The sentence that was in the Blog is also correct because it was not of the same construction as my sentence; one included two independent clauses, and the other involved a parenthetical phrase. Correct?

Is my summary too simplistic or wrong? My brain is a bowl of spaghetti right now. I must unscramble this! :D

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Re: Commas (Part One)

Post by glorybee » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:00 pm

For the record, I disagree with Steve. But he's still an awesome guy. :D
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Re: Commas (Part One)

Post by swfdoc1 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:21 pm

Yes, Lillian, what you wrote in your last post simplifies parts of what I said, except that the comma is better changed to a semi-colon.

Jan, which part(s) do you disagree with?
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Re: Commas (Part One)

Post by Anja » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:25 pm

Sorry, people, just seeing this now.

I was vacationing for almost two weeks in the land of sunshine and saguaros. "Commas" and their usage wasn't anywhere on my schedule.

Another vote for what Jan said.
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Re: Commas (Part One)

Post by oursilverstrands » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:22 pm

Thanks, Ann, I hope you had a super time. Warm sunshine sounds like a little bit of heaven right now.

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