And Commas We All Abuse

Part two of our comma post could just as easily be called commas that abuse us all, for these are the grammatical “rules” that attempt to fix into writing something that, if it exists in language, is marked by its absence. The spoken comma is delineated by the finest intake of breath, a barely existent […]

Commas You Can Choose And Commas You Can Use

Four pixels of ink stand between every writer and complete mastery of his or her craft. Who among us has not wrestled with that most dreaded of punctuation marks, the comma? Not quite a full stop, something light as a breath of air; neither attribution, coordination, nor interjection; yet shun it we dare not, for […]