Thought I'd post a recent writing achievement. Took me a long time to 'get' it, but I finally understand the basic foundation of comma usage. What I should've done was devoted myself to the study of commas. Once I did that, the understanding came more easily. I still have issues with the bigger, more complex, sentences. However, I've reached an understanding of the basic level. I now understand why commas are placed in certain places. Took me a long time to finally understand these little demon tricksters. Woooohoooooooo!