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More Comma Love

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I used to think commas were a gift from the Netherworld. After all, the inconsistency of the little bugs more than annoyed. They gave nightmares to trusting youngsters, offered weapons of belittlement to the all-knowing instructors who acted upon them with the smack of a ruler, and twisted the insides of every college student with a paper due.

Which is all of them and a lot of Pepto-Bismol.

All this writing I've been doing has succeeded in
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

13 thoughts on “More Comma Love

  1. Oh, that's a handy friend to have around!! 🙂

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  2. Very cool post on commas. I used to be terrible at them, but my best friend is a reading/writing teacher who finally taught me in a way that made sense. I still make mistakes, but I'm way better than I was:)

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  3. Wow! Visits on break week! I'm so impressed!

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  4. Thanks Mrs. Clubine for reminding me how to use commas!Sharlena

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  5. I use commas all the time. thanks for the refresher.JuStIn

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  6. With semicolons, they are used to separate complete sentences that are joined by a connecting topic. Cally loved spaghetti; the messy noodles intrigued her. The thing I've learned from my crit group, though, is that semicolons are rarely, if ever, used in fiction writing at all, so you're off the hook! Yea!

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  7. Thanks for the refresher in comma usage, Marji. Seriously, I have trouble with semicolons. Do people use those anymore?

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  8. Oh, dear, Boy. I think you're getting into the middle-age groove. 🙂

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  9. Is it sad that I actually do know the song that picture is referring to?

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  10. I've been too far out of my specialized classes to remember all of the details, but poorly used grammar/punctuation really bugs me when I recognize it.

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  11. I'm a grammar geek and former copyeditor who loves to see commas used correctly. =)

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  12. Commas are and I do not get along…but we're learning.Great tips on the commas.

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