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#280 Nov 28, 2012
word up wrote:
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If you're going to critique the spelling and grammar of others, please ensure thine own house is in order beforehand.
In your statement "That kind of consistency is not easily replicated, and neither is someone's syntax", a comma should not be used after the word "replicated" because it is immediately followed by the word "and" which is a conjunction. The exception would be if you were listing multiple words in sequence (e.g. "I will bring balls, bats, and gloves to the game").
Have a happy topix day!
Your grammar is down. The comma after the replicated is due to the fact the last phrase is an independent clause.

Serial commas as in your example of bringing balls, bats, and gloves are a matter of style, not grammar. You may refer to the Chicago Style of Manual, 15th ed., 2011, reference here:

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/dat...

Serial commas are more typically found in technical materials, not in conversational narratives however, such as in novels or letters.

You've now gotten a lesson from the queen, GPA 3.87, Capital University, majors in English, comm, marketing, and have been working as a tech writer/editor for nearly 25 years. Have experience with a wide variety of style manuals from CMOS to AP to MLA. You're welcome.

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#281 Nov 28, 2012
gokeefe wrote:
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Your grammar is down. The comma after the replicated is due to the fact the last phrase is an independent clause.
Serial commas as in your example of bringing balls, bats, and gloves are a matter of style, not grammar. You may refer to the Chicago Style of Manual, 15th ed., 2011, reference here:
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/dat...
Serial commas are more typically found in technical materials, not in conversational narratives however, such as in novels or letters.
You've now gotten a lesson from the queen, GPA 3.87, Capital University, majors in English, comm, marketing, and have been working as a tech writer/editor for nearly 25 years. Have experience with a wide variety of style manuals from CMOS to AP to MLA. You're welcome.
Have mercy Kefee.....LMAO

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Since: Dec 10

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#282 Nov 28, 2012
6was9 wrote:
<quoted text>Have mercy Kefee.....LMAO
Hey bud!
Got something coming your way.
Make sure you check the pages before you start reading...
Peace.
Great chatting with you.

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