Posted by: episystechpubs | February 19, 2014

Editor’s Corner: Commas for a pause

Good afternoon! You’ll be happy to see that today’s comma lesson from the Purdue OWL is short.

Use a comma near the end of a sentence to separate contrasted coordinate elements or to indicate a distinct pause or shift.

He was merely ignorant, not stupid.

The chimpanzee seemed reflective, almost human.

You’re one of the senator’s close friends, aren’t you?

The speaker seemed innocent, even gullible.

And a graphic take on a song title I used a couple weeks ago (aka some more word nerd humor):

Enjoy your day!

Kara Church

Senior Technical Editor


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