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    Punctuation suggestions needed. I'm trying to clean up my act.

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by captken, Dec 15, 2012.

    I've been gigged for using too many commas. I am trying hard to resist the urge to "over punctuate,"

    Here is a sentence I posted on my old fishing web site. I read it tonight and removed a comma or two. Did I go too far?


    "The anonymity of the web allows folks to take cheap shots, personal ethical conduct doesn't."
     
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    I'm no expert...but I think a period or a semi-colon works better than the comma. Actually, the comma doesn't even work, as far as I know.

    How on earth did you have to REMOVE commas? I don't see a single spot on that sentence where an additional comma would work!
     
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    I agree - period or semicolon:

    The anonymity of the web allows folks to take cheap shots. Personal ethical conduct doesn't.

    The anonymity of the web allows folks to take cheap shots; personal ethical conduct doesn't.
     

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