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COMMASCollaborative Model for Multiscale Atmospheric Simulation
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habits." In American English, periods and commas go inside quotation marks.
Here, Villa introduced his controversial comma poems, where a comma is placed after every word, with no space between the word and the comma.
Each discusses commas at some length: two pages each in Fowler and Garner, 12 for Yagoda, 22 (not counting the illustrations) for Gordon.
When the judge asked her not to read the commas and full stops, former premier's daughter said that she had been advised by her lawyer to read the full statement including the commas and the full stops.
Commas, it notes, "are the most misused and misunderstood punctuation marks in legal drafting and, perhaps, the English language."
A number of you showed especial interest in the small but mighty comma, whose use or lack thereof changes the meanings of so many of our written sentences.
Canada (National Revenue) provides some direction regarding interpretation of clauses, but it fails to establish a framework for interpreting using commas, semi-colons, and periods in legal documents.
The Standards and Testing Agency, which is meant to check if exams are up to scratch, insisted the use of commas in complex sentences is "a matter of choice".
To wit: (1) yes, commas and periods that come at the end of quoted material are properly placed within the quotation marks, even though it may at times seem illogical to put them there; (2) yes, commas are properly placed between coordinate adjectives; (3) yes, dashes are properly indicated by double hyphens in typewritten copy (how else, when before the coming of type balls and printwheels, typewriters had no dash keys?); and (4) no, spaces are not preferably inserted between dashes and the words they separate.
Of course, many people favor these commas, and as Bayparktar, Say, and Akman (1998) write, "independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction, such as and, or, but, etc., may be separated by a comma, if there is a risk of misreading" (p.