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Comma Simplified: Miscellaneous Commas

Commas for Quotes Whenever a piece of dialog is split, there will always be at least two commas, one inside the quote before the split, and one before the opening of the second part. EX: “If you want a piece … Continue reading

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Comma Simplified: The Parenthetical Comma

A comma sets off a parenthetical element. This “pathetic element” is subordinate to the essential meaning of the sentence.¬†This is the hardest comma rule, because it is hard to tell when an element is non-essential. In the card above, we … Continue reading

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Comma Simplified – The Silly Old Adjective Comma

This post is an exception to the rest. Namely, I’ve said where you need to add commas. This one will tell you where not to put them.   If you remember the Series Comma, you know if you line up … Continue reading

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Comma Simplified: The Introductory Comma

Commas will often set off a phrase at the beginning of the sentence from the subject and verb appearing later. There is not much to say on the introductory comma, but there are a few different scenarios in which you … Continue reading

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Comma Simplified: The Clause Comma

If you beginning throwing out words like “Clause” and “Comma”, people will start to accuse you of using foul language. Worse yet, you might be labeled as a Grammar Nazi. Yikes! Well, here is a little motivation for you: 95% … Continue reading

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Comma Simplified: The List Comma

What I call the List comma, also known as the Serial Comma and Oxford Comma, is the easiest comma to understand and remember. When we write about more than two items, we use it like this: red, green, and blue¬† … Continue reading

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Simplifying the Comma

I have had it in my head to get a better feel for grammar-related rules for some time. I’ve always been one to try to share my knowledge with those less knowledgeable about such subjects. I intend on revealing how … Continue reading

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My First Guest Post: Symbolism

I made my very first guest post over at The Write Practice. I discuss some hints and tips of using symbolism in writing that applies to all writers, not just those seeking to have literary-quality works. Nothing adds depth and … Continue reading

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The Self-Fulfilling Prophet

“I just don’t think I’d be very good at…” I think the same thinking lies behind why people can’t do math and many other things. Don’t place limits on yourself, they become self-fulfilling prophecies. The self-fulfilling prophecy is, in the … Continue reading

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Quick Writing Tips: The Nevers

Never stop yourself from writing something stupid. Never stop yourself from correcting something stupid. I think as long as writer’s follow those two things, they are writing at their best and stand to make the most advancement. Accept your creativity, … Continue reading

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