The Comma: “When in Doubt, Leave it Out” (Don’t We Wish!)

Something I heard from my father (born 1895), which he had been taught at mostly public schools on West Side of Chi (two years at Presentation, 7th and 8th grades), which comes to my mind regularly or used to.

Once I taught grammar to frosh at St. Ignatius HS Chi and Loyola Academy Wilmette (note my leaving commas out*), I had the various uses down cold.

So does this writer, who has a very good site.

via Gone Writing

* FYI: Leaving them out in this case is a matter of blogspeak, not to be emulated in other kids of writing. Verb sat sap.

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