Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
Mommas and Commas: Never Use a Comma Before “Be”?
Linda M. asked the following question in a Facebook message:
My mom used to say, “Never use a comma before any form of the verb to be.” Is this right? In some sentences it seems like there should be a comma before the word is.
I find this rule curious, and wonder how such rules get created and passed on. It’s not wrong either, at least not entirely. Let’s see if we can clarify it a bit.Read More
The Oxford Comma Debate Illustrated
The Oxford comma, also known as the serial comma, has been a source of controversy among the transcendentally nerdy for …Read More
Take the Comma Quiz!
Now that you know the rules, take the quiz and test your knowledge! It’s fun and free.Read More