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    Atchan is offline Key Member
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    Comma

    when should I use the "comma" in story or sentence. Does it have a principle?
    it interrupted me in many stories and sentences.
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    Re: Comma

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    when should we use the "comma" in story or sentence. does it has a principle?
    it interrupted me in many stories and sentences.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Atchan.

    (1) You have asked a SUPER DIFFICULT question.

    (2) Here are my respectful suggestions:

    (a) read about the comma in some good grammar books.

    (b) type "comma" in the "search" box at this website. You will probably
    find some good threads.

    (c) If you have some sentences that you wish to discuss, you can visit the "Editing & Writing" forum at this website.

    (d) Of course, you will find thousands of articles on the Internet. Go to Google and type in "Comma usage."

    (3) You said that the commas "interrupted" you.

    (a) Yes, they did because the purpose of the comma is to "interrupt"

    you. That is, most teachers explain that when you speak, you have to

    pause. So when you write, the comma often is the way that you show it

    is time to pause ( a very, very, very little rest).

    (4) Here is my (bad) example. Read it aloud (say the words out loud).

    Notice how the commas tell you to pause or slow down or catch your

    breath.

    Tom, who is my best friend, speaks five languages. He is, of course, a

    very, very intelligent person. By the way, how many languages do you

    speak? English, as you know, is the international language. My best friend,

    Tony, has been studying it for, I think, five years, and he now speaks it

    very well. OK, Atchan, I think you have gotten the idea, haven't you?

    Have a nice day, Atchan.

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    Re: Comma

    I got the Idea. So, I have to do some exercises.
    Thank you TheParser
    Last edited by Atchan; 01-Jun-2010 at 00:03.

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