From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Sep 07 2005 - 00:40:57 CDT
Doug Ewell wrote:
>>I disagree. The comma, for instance, is not 'expressive typography':
>>it separates clauses and so relates directly to the nuts and bolts of
>>a basic linguistic activity, sentence construction.
> The choice of whether to rush unabated from one clause to the next, or
> introduce a brief pause between them, can often be a matter of
> expressiveness. This is not black and white.
Yes, prose style varies. So? When you want to clearly separate subordinate clauses
typographically, you use a comma. The fact that you don't always use a comma doesn't alter
the function or correct placement of the comma when it is used. The comma is not a random,
mark to be inserted where ever like, an emoticon :)
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