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    Post Help with commas

    What is the correct way to punctuate this sentence using commas?

    I was getting pretty tired of the same old dull boring routine every day.


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    Re: Help with commas

    I was getting pretty tired of the same old dull, boring routine every day.

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    Re: Help with commas

    Quote Originally Posted by schroeder_m View Post
    What is the correct way to punctuate this sentence using commas?

    I was getting pretty tired of the same old dull, boring routine every day.
    First of all, congratulations on making every day two words!

    Second, you're really asking when adjectives are separated by commas and when they're not, right?

    If they can only go in one order, there are no commas. So:

    1. Since we always say same old and never say old same, no comma separates them.

    2. Since we might either say boring, dull or dull, boring, a comma does belong between them.

    3. Since we always would say same old dull, boring, but never dull, boring same old, no comma separates same old from dull or boring.

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