How To Use Commas

CommaOne of the worst mistakes which writers frequently make is using commas incorrectly. Compound sentences, complex sentences and compound-complex sentences, as well as many clauses and phrases, require commas. An excellent way to improve your writing is to learn to use them properly. Occasionally, you can bend the rules, but don’t omit commas simply to build suspense or because you don’t want to interrupt the flow of a sentence by causing people to pause at them. iUniverse gives you tips on how to use commas.

What would you think if you read a piece of writing like this?

“…and Gibraltar as a girl where I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.”

Read more: iUniverse Presents 4 Rules on How To Use Commas


Posted on June 21, 2013, in iUniverse, iUniverse Writer's Tip and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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