A recent U.K Daily Mail headline read, “The death of the comma? U.S. academic claims punctuation mark could be abolished from English language with ‘little loss of clarity’ (my emphasis).”
Little loss of clarity???? OK, Professor McWhorter,
ditch the commas. Are you perfectly clear on this writer’s message?
If commas are cut and grammar begins to crumble, I shall don a black band and go into mourning. In the meantime, I shall profess my allegiance to the comma and prepare scrumptious snacks for my granddaughters.
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