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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Anybody else think this book is missing a few commas...

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    I disagree, commas are often overused. Each sentence is talking about one topic/subject only so no need to use a comma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpybump View Post
    I disagree, commas are often overused. Each sentence is talking about one topic/subject only so no need to use a comma.
    On this, I'd just like to vent about a particular Uni lecturer who would always move my commas to other parts of the sentence. A comma indicates where the author intends you to pause, thereby where to add emphasis etc. Don't move my freaking comma unless it's grammatically incorrect!!

    Btw I don't think the book requires commas but personally I would have added them after the first line on each page given that that's how I personally read it and added stress and emphasis.

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    Went to a Chinese restaurant to pickup dinner for dad tonight and they had a sign up about returning your take away if you are 'un-happy' with it. They had several other errors that I can't remember now including a comma in the middle of a sentence that made no sense.. I wish I had my phone on me at the time to take a picture and post it here.


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    I think it's acceptable in a restaurant of foreign ethnicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    I think it's acceptable in a restaurant of foreign ethnicity.
    I do too. I'm a proud pedant, but I love a bit of Engrish

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    We had dinner at a Japanese place the other night and it had a 'vagetarian' set menu, my dh thought this was hilarious and posted a pic to fb!! It was an unfortunate typo to make!!

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    This sentence is wrong, right?

    'JULIA Gillard gives her first interview after surviving the leadership showdown to Kyle Sandilands.'

    Doesn't this imply she and Kyle had a leadership showdown (even though this would be terrible grammar also)? Or am I too pedantic?

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