Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iGary, Aug 23, 2006.
Having a "debate" with an editor of mine.
Would you write this sentence like this:
Or like this:
I'd personally write it the second way.
With the comma, mate. It breaks up the sentence, it just works with the comma. I know the real grammatical explanation in my head, but I can't put it into words.
With the comma
Though I have no idea what it means, I would be inclined to go with the second option (well that's how I would write it anyway). I like commas. I find they make things more readable, by breaking up the sentence.
I wouldn't have used that comma in the last sentence
I would have used a period/full stop in that last sentence.
Normally I wouldn't either. I was just being "funny".
I couldn't find any precedent in Strunk and White, AP or Chicago that made sense, but I also don't want the guy thinking I am an idiot for adding the comma (I've already sent the piece in, and this is my first whack after they revised it).
Was just carrying it on
What on earth is 'chugging a plug'?
Do we want to know?
Nah, I was referring to your sentence.
...And you ate my full stop!
Je suis only just woken up
I'd do it the Management Consultant way
It's a fishing lure - you chug it quickly and it makes a splash on the surface.
yes you use the comma.
its called for because its a modifier. notice that the clause could easily be moved to the end of the sentence with no comma added in there because that is where it would belong in a structurally simple sentence.
thats the best way i can explain it other than saying: Yes the comma belongs there just because its right.
He can explain it!
See that's the way I started it -
"Rewind 50 years ago: Joe Bruce..."
They changed it...
I'll just make a comment suggesting a comma, I guess.
In totally unpunctuated prose: awesome.
Yes to the comma, definitely.
I added it with comment.
I'm actually fly-fishing with the editor tonight, I'll razz him about it.
Good luck with the flies.
They are difficult to catch at times.
I've always wondered what you use as bait...
Please, I'm eating
Yeah, my flies go down pretty quickly when I'm in the mood