Comma, you’re kidding, right? When to give your writing a break and when to not.

grammar-policeThe importance of good grammar has become widely overlooked in today’s society.  With texting and Twitter, shorthand has become the norm.

And it bleeds into our emails and writings, in general.  It also leads to grammar taking a backseat to getting out information sooner rather than later.

But for many, especially in the professional realm, grammar can make or break you.  That script you expect to be read all the way through?  It may only see a page or two read before it’s dismissed.  Why?  A variety of reasons.  But the most common one: Too many grammatical errors.

One such offender that can make readers climb up a wall is the comma.  Overuse.  Underuse.  Just plain improper use.

So how do you get it under control?  Click here for a good starter lesson from our comrades at the Purdue Writing Lab.

Advertisements

One thought on “Comma, you’re kidding, right? When to give your writing a break and when to not.

  1. Pingback: This just needs to be read by all – ESPECIALLY my writing compatriots | Pyro Candlemaker

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s