June 7, 2003

Terrible With The Comma

- I've known for a very long time that I am horrible with commas. I use too many of them.

Even for informal writing, you really ought to use the right amount of commas. That's what I figure. But I'm just horrible at using them. Part of the trouble is that I tend towards really long sentences. And, sooner or later, I wander into run-on territory. When that happens, it's like a comma explosion. All of a sidden I've got five or six phrases in there, all separated by commas.

Anybody know where I can go for a crash course in comma usage. Better still, some sort of shock-therapy or a recording I can put on headphones at night so I can learn how to use commas correctly in my sleep?

Posted by James at June 7, 2003 1:20 AM
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