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    Cool use of commas

    Hi,

    Is the use of commas correct in the following sentences?

    The region of France I like best is Normandie.

    My cousin, who's an astronaut plays the piano.

    The story that I'm reading now, is boring.

    He passed his flying test on the first try, which surprised me.

    People who smoke, can get cancer.

    I saw a girl, whose goal was to be the first female space tourist.

    The golden gate bridge, which was built by the Americans, needs to be maintained.

    What i hate most about work are monday mornings.

    A huge hairy man, seen going away from the scene of crime, is being sought by the FBI.


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    Re: use of commas

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    The region of France I like best is Normandie.

    My cousin, who's an astronaut, plays the piano.

    The story that I'm reading now is boring.

    He passed his flying test at the first try, which surprised me.

    People who smoke can get cancer.

    I saw a girl whose goal was to be the first female space tourist.

    The Golden Gate Bridge, which was built by the Americans, needs to be maintained.

    What I hate most about work is Monday mornings.

    A huge hairy man seen going away from the scene of crime is being sought by the FBI.

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    Re: use of commas

    Right on, Clark.

    Clark is better at this than most Americans! (The British, of course, all have perfect English....)


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    Re: use of commas

    The British, of course, all have perfect English....

    There's suddenly that distinct whiff of what wafts in the wake of a night soil collector: is someone taking the p*ss?

    The region of France I like best is Normandy.
    When using a French phrase or word, use the French spelling. Place names, use the anglicized spelling.
    My cousin, who's an astronaut, plays the piano.

    The story that I'm reading now, (OMIT) is boring. Who's the person with COAD that he needs to pause for breath in this sentence?

    People who smoke,(OMIT) can get cancer.

    I saw a girl, (OMIT)whose goal was to be the first female space tourist.

    What I hate most about work are is Monday mornings.

    A huge hairy man, (iffy - I'd OMIT)seen going away from the scene of crime, is being sought by the FBI.

    The function of each of the punctuation There's a difference between a slight pause to give speech rhythm and prevent it being monotonous, and the degree of a pause necessitating a comma to ensure the meaning is clear.
    Rule Britannia!
    Last edited by David L.; 19-Mar-2009 at 21:18.

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