Week two is half over and I have to say, they use way to many commas here. It is kind of like a comma addiction. They are randomly plunked down in sentences on a whim and used somewhat erradically. Half the time there is a comma before and in a list and half the time there isnâ€™t. The words but, was and where all seem to necessitate a comma as does the words said and but. The rule of thumb here seems to be no sentence is complete without a minimum of three commas.
John, I know I am suppose to read books about or by journalists but I think my first order of reading will be â€œEats, shoots and leavesâ€ that is on my book shelf. Iâ€™m sure this book will be able to shed some light on commas and clarify their uses because somewhere along the way, my three uses rule seem to no longer apply.