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eLucidate June 2nd, 2014 5:26am

In writing, which is worse: too many commas or not enough commas?

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elusive Sactown
06/04/14 1:29 am

Ugh. Can I answer both?

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
06/03/14 6:03 pm

Reading text with too many commas annoys me more, but text with too few is more likely to cause confusion.

WhoAreYou Up In The Trees
06/03/14 10:07 am

You can, never, have, too many, commas.

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s4mm1 MD SLP
06/03/14 9:26 am

Too many is better than not enough for sure

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/03/14 9:09 am

Inappropriately, used, commas, where, not, needed.

Commas indicate a pause in thought in a full sentence. Failure to use them as needed can sometimes cause a misunderstanding in what is communicated.

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nicolebliss31
06/03/14 8:06 am

Not enough but run on sentences drive me more crazy

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chickencookie A case of malocchio
06/03/14 5:16 am

Commas don't drive me crazy! Its when an exclamation point is put in when not needed!! Pass me the pillow! Put the kids to sleep! In going to bed?

Shut up already!

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/03/14 9:10 am

ROTFLMAO!!! I have a friend that doesn't write. She passes edicts!!!

Pirate Uses the Tap
06/02/14 4:45 am

I hate worrying over commas. I use them when I know for sure I need one the other day I didn't add one then I did yes I forget sometimes.

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catpillow Florida West Coast
06/01/14 11:12 pm

Commas could save your grandmother from being eaten ... "Would you like to eat, Grandmother?" vs "Would you like to eat Grandmother?"

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catpillow Florida West Coast
06/01/14 11:13 pm

I love those examples, I couldn't resist. Does anyone have more?

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06/02/14 1:01 am

had a coworker who forgot commas all the time a my last job. one time I texted him and asked him how his weekend was.. he text back "wakeup eat poop work home sleep wake up eat poop go to work." could have used some commas in there.. haha

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
06/03/14 9:12 am

Oh my. That is such a great example of how failure to use commas can communicate something other than what one was aiming for!

s4mm1 MD SLP
06/03/14 9:25 am

"I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" vs. "I help my uncle jack off a horse."

DuckAndCower
06/03/14 12:25 pm

"I'd like to thank my parents, Bill Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey" vs. "I'd like to thank my parents, Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey."

CorblaKhan Team Skynet
06/01/14 10:59 pm

I abuse the poor, common comma. I make it work entirely too hard.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/01/14 10:33 pm

Can you, even, have too many, commas, really?

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Maj Worth Economist
06/02/14 8:16 am

Yes! I voice ads for a real estate company. When you're reading from a script, commas tell you where to pause and inflect. When there are too many, my ability to read is completely shot because the pauses make no sense.

Blunderbuss Dont blink.
06/03/14 1:33 am

Ugh. Free the comma from its conscription!! Too many commas in the average writing these days. I edit clinical reports on a weekly basis and sometimes just go numb because I can't stand the number of edits that are needed.