Posted by: LateForLunch ® |
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...the reason is almost certainly that they write the way good speakers talk - with pauses for emphasis. But generally, the pauses that go into speeches are not notated as such in written prose. IOW, it's not necessary (helpful to the flow/rhythm of the piece) to add a comma every time a person would pause for emphasis in spoken word.
If, for instance, I added a comma or ellipsis to a sentence like this one, every time I'd pause...in speaking, it would appear strange when reading.
If for instance I added a comma to a sentence like this one every time I'd pause in speaking, it would appear strange when reading.
Modified by LateForLunch at Tue, Sep 03, 2019, 06:05:59