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Old 03-28-05, 09:14 AM
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DVD Talk review of 'Strange Frequency 2'

I read Scott Lecter's DVD review of Strange Frequency 2 at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=15045 and...

Hey bud, it would've been easier to read your piece if there had been fewer commas. Not to bash your review, which was comprehensible by any standards, but it would've helped if you'd omitted abour half of the commas you used. Remember that emphasis comes abour naturally in sentences, and that commas ought to be used only in ending the phrases within them, not to add a theatrical pause in the middle of an idea...just a thought.
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Originally Posted by Lucasthucus
I read Scott Lecter's DVD review of Strange Frequency 2 at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=15045 and...

Hey bud, it would've been easier to read your piece if there had been fewer commas. Not to bash your review, which was comprehensible by any standards, but it would've helped if you'd omitted abour half of the commas you used. Remember that emphasis comes abour naturally in sentences, and that commas ought to be used only in ending the phrases within them, not to add a theatrical pause in the middle of an idea...just a thought.
I appreciate your comments about my review. I do, however, feel that many people misunderstand the use of the comma. Too many people use comma splices - "to be used only in ending phrases within them" - and generally don't use enough commas.

I'm not here, though, to give an English lesson or to defend my use of the comma. I love the comma. Just like much of the English that we all learned back in grade school, however, the use of commas is really more of a loose and fast rule than a rigid one. It's really up to the discretion of the writer to decide when a comma is appropriate.

I stand by my use of the comma. If you found it too distracting, I apologize, but that's my writing style, and I've never had any issues with it in all my years of school. The English professors who gave me my BA never seemed to have any issue with them. And, really, that's good enough for me.

Thanks again for the comments!
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Originally Posted by Lucasthucus
I read Scott Lecter's DVD review of Strange Frequency 2 at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=15045 and...

Hey bud, it would've been easier to read your piece if there had been fewer commas. Not to bash your review, which was comprehensible by any standards, but it would've helped if you'd omitted abour half of the commas you used. Remember that emphasis comes abour naturally in sentences, and that commas ought to be used only in ending the phrases within them, not to add a theatrical pause in the middle of an idea...just a thought.
Do you care to show us one of your reviews? I'd like to see how you have mastered the use of the comma. I hate nitpickers, but the correct spelling is "about" not "abour".

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