Natalie Canavor and Claire Meirowitz
How often have you said: “I can’t stop now to think about grammar; I’ve got to finish this report because the department head is waiting for it!” You’re right: Now is not the time. But, here are a few pointers so that you’ll be prepared next time.
Commas can bedevil you—What are commas for? Many people say they use commas to create a pause in the sentence. Don’t believe that for a minute! Commas are really there to clarify the writer’s meaning. Here are four examples in which commas can change the meaning of the sentence.
That vs. which—Karen Peters wrote the request for proposals that was sent to vendors on Monday
Karen Peters wrote the request ...