Incorrect spelling and punctuation can result in unfortunate and negative consequences for your business.
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To spell and punctuate correctly can be a somewhat thankless affair. People only seem to notice when you do this incorrectly. It’s like arriving at work on time. People only notice when you arrive late.
Without the use of punctuation, your extended sentences will feel long-winded and laborious commas, semicolons, and dashes can bring elegant flow and greater understanding.
A comma is a punctuation mark used to indicate a pause between parts of a sentence. You use these to organize your ideas, make your writing clear for the reader, and to save lives. Yes, we’re deadly serious, you can use commas to save lives. Let us explain.
There is a grandma sitting at a dining table with her two grandsons. The dining table is filled with plates of delicious food. One of the grandsons says “Let’s eat, Grandma.” The comma indicates that the grandson is addressing his grandma with “Let’s eat.”
Following this, the other grandson says “Let’s eat Grandma.” The absence of the comma presents the grandson as a cannibal because “Grandma” becomes the object of the verb “eat.” Are you beginning to see how punctuation can save lives? Here’s another example:
“Joanna Smith finds inspiration in cooking, her family, and her dog.” Without a comma after “cooking” and “her family,” things could take a sinister turn. You can use commas to separate listed words and word groups in a simple series of three or more items.
Have you made these small mistakes before? It’s likely that we all have at some point. Proofreading Pros exists to exterminate errors from your writing when it really matters. Whether it’s an assignment with a looming deadline or a crucial client proposal, our professional editors will begin editing your worries away within five to ten minutes. Add us to Google Docs and get your first thousand words free!