Quick Grammar Tip: Importance of Commas

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Happy Punctuation Day everyone!

I get teased for being a stickler about grammar, but not everyone realizes how important it can be. Even something as seemingly insignificant as a misplaced comma can change the entire meaning of a sentence.

Let’s take a look at the example used in the image above:

  1. “Let’s eat Grandpa!”
  2. “Let’s eat, Grandpa!”

In Example 1, the speaker literally wants to eat Grandpa. Poor Grandpa! On the other hand, Example 2 indicates that the speaker wants Grandpa to join him/her for a meal. Now that’s more like it!

Remember to use your commas wisely. After all, proper grammar can save lives!

Do you have any grammar questions or concerns? Email them to me at amy@amyerickson.net or leave them in a comment below!

 

 

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