Thursday, August 9, 2007

Bad comma!

I'm one of those weird grammar freaks who can rarely explain why something is wrong, but can immediately notice that it is wrong. I don't know the precise rules concerning why a comma shouldn't go there, but I know it shouldn't go there.

Random and seemingly nonsensical comma insertion is a huge pet peeve of mine. Commas are like fine wines: they're perfect when it's exactly the right moment, but pair them with something with which they shouldn't be paired, and they lose much of their appeal.

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