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Interpunction (ie. Punctuation)
« on: January 28, 2013, 09:56:33 AM »
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Re: Interpunction
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 10:07:48 AM »
Between you and who there should be no comma.
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Re: Interpunction
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 10:10:07 AM »
Thank you. I'm starting to regret that no one explained me English interpunction comprehensively. I use these commas randomly.
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Re: Interpunction
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 10:12:02 AM »
 :) Well, "interpunction" is a new word for me, but then I haven't "heard it all yet".

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Re: Interpunction (ie. Punctuation)
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 10:13:05 AM »
:) Well, "interpunction" is a new word for me, but them I haven't heard it all yet.

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Re: Interpunction (ie. Punctuation)
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 10:13:57 AM »
:) Well, "interpunction" is a new word for me, but them I haven't heard it all yet.

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Re: Interpunction (ie. Punctuation)
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 10:24:25 AM »

There should also be a comma between HEY, and GIRL, don't you think?

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Re: Interpunction (ie. Punctuation)
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 11:11:18 AM »
Can anyone point me, where I've made a mistake here?

Can anyone point me to where I've made a mistake here?

Definitely no comma. For me, "point (me) to" seems more natural. The use of "me" is perhaps optional, though it is what I would likely say.
 
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Re: Interpunction (ie. Punctuation)
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 01:08:50 PM »
Can anyone point me, where I've made a mistake here?

Can anyone point me to where I've made a mistake here?

Definitely no comma. For me, "point (me) to" seems more natural. The use of "me" is perhaps optional, though it is what I would likely say.
 

He assumes WE know the language of the English.  ;)

Frankly, his command of English is nearly infinitely superior to mine of Polish.  :)
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Re: Interpunction (ie. Punctuation)
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 01:51:12 PM »
Jokes aside, do you know any (short) online guide for English punctuation?
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Re: Interpunction
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 03:31:48 PM »
Thank you. I'm starting to regret that no one explained me English interpunction comprehensively. I use these commas randomly.

Many English speakers do so as well. There are no true hard fast rules to govern all uses of the comma. You could for example use a comma before but.

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Re: Interpunction (ie. Punctuation)
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 03:34:30 PM »

There should also be a comma between HEY, and GIRL, don't you think?

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I would say absolutely not. But I can see why someone might go down this road.

You have to take in consideration a number of variables and the graphic and brief nature of this message would start to get ugly and have less impact with much punctuation.

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Re: Interpunction (ie. Punctuation)
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 03:37:51 PM »
Can anyone point me, where I've made a mistake here?



Here is how I would put it:

Hey Girl,

I caught the cross. But I think it's you who should receive the blessing from the Bishop.

"Simple past" and breaking up the sentences I think has more impact. Sets up the punchline in a more snappy manner.
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