"Be careful with the comma (and pause when speaking)!" Topic
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|mad mac||29 Sep 2014 4:32 a.m. PST|
During this weekend I came across this quote;
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding onself in the ranks of the insane"
However when I read this to someone, they asked where the comma was. I beleive the worry was that what I said was
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape, finding onself in the ranks of the insane"
I leave you to draw your own conclusions…..
Bonus points if you can give the source of the quote
|RavenscraftCybernetics ||29 Sep 2014 5:26 a.m. PST|
Shouldn't the 2nd coma be a semi colon?
| John the OFM ||29 Sep 2014 7:04 a.m. PST|
|TNE2300||29 Sep 2014 8:09 a.m. PST|
|Roderick Robertson ||29 Sep 2014 8:42 a.m. PST|
An old family favorite:
Don't be an ass; like your father, be a man!
Don't be an ass like your father, be a man!