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    what, do you mean? i think my comma, placement, is brilliant,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,



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    (Original post by arfah)
    comma after 'today', comma after 'assumption'
    Not for me. First one is plain wrong, second one would change the meaning and make the prejudice and assumptions conjunctive when the assumption bit is supposed to be an explanation of the prejudice bit
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    (Original post by Highfiveyou)
    Okay thanks! I know my grammar is bad, that is because I typed up fast. My main worry is comma splicing.

    Any useful tip for comma use? Any methods you use in essays, or may have used?
    Comma splicing is the normal neutral style of writing in British English, overuse of the semi-colon is mostly an American thing. In formal writing like essays and journalism the semi-colon may be appropriate, in less formal writing like stories and forum posts, the comma splice is fine.

    You are comma splicing when you separate two thematically but not logically related thoughts with a comma. They can be replaced with a semi-colon - possibly indicating poor style if you use too many - or a comma plus connective. The two splices above might be replaced with "while".
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    (Original post by scrotgrot)
    Comma splicing is the normal neutral style of writing in British English, overuse of the semi-colon is mostly an American thing. In formal writing like essays and journalism the semi-colon may be appropriate, in less formal writing like stories and forum posts, the comma splice is fine.

    You are comma splicing when you separate two thematically but not logically related thoughts with a comma. They can be replaced with a semi-colon - possibly indicating poor style if you use too many - or a comma plus connective. The two splices above might be replaced with "while".
    Have I comma spliced in my sentence? Or made any errors while using a comma. I know the context is really bad, but ignore that.
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    (Original post by scrotgrot)
    Comma splicing is the normal neutral style of writing in British English, overuse of the semi-colon is mostly an American thing. In formal writing like essays and journalism the semi-colon may be appropriate, in less formal writing like stories and forum posts, the comma splice is fine.

    You are comma splicing when you separate two thematically but not logically related thoughts with a comma. They can be replaced with a semi-colon - possibly indicating poor style if you use too many - or a comma plus connective. The two splices above might be replaced with "while".
    Do you reckon that I have used commas incorrectly? I know the context is awful, but please judge the commas.

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    (Original post by Highfiveyou)
    Do you reckon that I have used commas incorrectly? I know the context is awful, but please judge the commas.

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    Hey! Ronove already gave you loads of help. Compare her rewrite to your original, then go read a book and you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by kopi, ffs)
    Hey! Ronove already gave you loads of help. Compare her rewrite to your original, then go read a book and you'll be fine.
    I don't trust books as some if them are not always grammatically correct. Some don't use punctuation properly at all, so that's no use to me.
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    (Original post by Highfiveyou)
    I don't trust books as some if them are not always grammatically correct. Some don't use punctuation properly at all, so that's no use to me.
    Any good/respected one should be fine... Read something by Sebastian Faulks or Zadie Smith, or anything that's ever been on a school reading list except that zany modern half-poetry shiz... Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies, 1984, To Kill a Mockingbird, all fine, or a copy of the Economist if you like current affairs.

    Read carefully and you'll start picking up on punctuation usage rather quickly. It's way more fun than trying to cram rules into your head by rote.
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    (Original post by kopi, ffs)
    Any good/respected one should be fine... Read something by Sebastian Faulks or Zadie Smith, or anything that's ever been on a school reading list except that zany modern half-poetry shiz... Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies, 1984, To Kill a Mockingbird, all fine, or a copy of the Economist if you like current affairs.

    Read carefully and you'll start picking up on punctuation usage rather quickly. It's way more fun than trying to cram rules into your head by rote.
    How about penguin edition books?
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    (Original post by Highfiveyou)
    How about penguin edition books?

    I mean puffin classics . The hound of the Baskervilles?
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    (Original post by Highfiveyou)
    I mean puffin classics . The hound of the Baskervilles?
    Yes :fluffy:
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    (Original post by kopi, ffs)
    Yes :fluffy:
    Thank you so much for answering my questions, unlike others being rude. I appreciate it immensely!
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      (Original post by scrotgrot)
      Not for me. First one is plain wrong, second one would change the meaning and make the prejudice and assumptions conjunctive when the assumption bit is supposed to be an explanation of the prejudice bit
      Hmmm, sorry I do A level English, but I must be wrong if your majesty says so
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      (Original post by arfah)
      Hmmm, sorry I do A level English, but I must be wrong if your majesty says so
      seeing as you are doing A level english, I should really listen to you. By the way is your grammar good?
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        (Original post by Highfiveyou)
        seeing as you are doing A level english, I should really listen to you. By the way is your grammar good?
        Yea I think it's pretty good, i've studied many languages too, I'm multilungual I'd love to help you out!!

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        (Original post by arfah)
        Yea I think it's pretty good, i've studied many languages too, I'm multilungual I'd love to help you out!!

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        Thanks I'll message you when I need help!
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          (Original post by Highfiveyou)
          Thanks I'll message you when I need help!
          No problem please do:sexface:

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          (Original post by arfah)
          No problem please do:sexface:

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          Why are you still offering help?

          You're clearly not a native English speaker and your ideas of where to put a comma are genuinely the worst I've ever seen. Ever. Ever.

          Are you doing A-level English Lit, English Lang, the combo or A-level English as a Second Language? Whichever you're doing, you need to work on your own skills rather than trying to advise others.

          Honestly, it is just preposterous that you're still posting on this thread after that embarrassing show of your lack of knowledge.
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          (Original post by Ronove)
          Why are you still offering help?

          You're clearly not a native English speaker and your ideas of where to put a comma are genuinely the worst I've ever seen. Ever. Ever.

          Are you doing A-level English Lit, English Lang, the combo or A-level English as a Second Language? Whichever you're doing, you need to work on your own skills rather than trying to advise others.

          Honestly, it is just preposterous that you're still posting on this thread after that embarrassing show of your lack of knowledge.
          Another very bad troll.. If she's offering help, you can calmly tell her that she maybe shouldn't..instead of doing that you call her an embarassment, I think you are the embarrassing one here..I'm sick of trolls like you.
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            (Original post by Ronove)
            Why are you still offering help?

            You're clearly not a native English speaker and your ideas of where to put a comma are genuinely the worst I've ever seen. Ever. Ever.

            Are you doing A-level English Lit, English Lang, the combo or A-level English as a Second Language? Whichever you're doing, you need to work on your own skills rather than trying to advise others.

            Honestly, it is just preposterous that you're still posting on this thread after that embarrassing show of your lack of knowledge.
            Ok

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