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Proofreading for Commas

Appropriate use of commas brings clarity to the copy you are proofreading, and to achieve that one has to follow certain basic rules of comma usage. Items/persons or any other series of noun forms in a sentence must be separated with a comma. Examples: The teacher distributed drawing books, color pencils, some water colors and […]

Commas vs. Semicolons in Compound Sentences

To start with, let us understand what makes a compound sentence. A sentence is called a compound sentence when two independent clauses are linked together in some form to make one complete sentence. Examples: We are inviting the Marshalls home. We want them to have lunch with us. The above two sentences can be linked […]

Using Commas

Commas are one of the most widely used punctuation marks in written English. While some basic rules of comma usage may be rigid, there are contexts in a sentence when using a comma could be optional. Commas, nevertheless, are known to offer clarity to a sentence and therefore, must be used wherever appropriate. Here is […]