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~hey, kim, dont be hurt. when james rants like that, imagine a smile on his face like a warm instructor, okay? 🙂 often, when we seek advice about something as structured as writing and its rules, we get what we need when its served hard, like a good poke in the ribs. stephen king in his book “On Writing” does the same.
~joann, all you have to do to grasp the use of the comma–and the rest of the critters in the Punctuation family, at that–is to read a lot. That’s where you get gut feel and experience about what to or not to do. If you still have to print out what james had kindly pasted on his post from The Elements of Style, that would be like referring to a map everytime you go to the park. Read a lot, sis. You can’t write unless you read a lot. It’s like the left and right foot. They go together. You limp when you use only one. 🙂