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BTW, that is a common mistake amateur writers often make...
Re: it says the name of the writer is "Roger" so I'm guessing that it's a male...unless of course the writer lives in some deathly blue enclave where assigning "fixed gender" is considered unforgivable. heh -- LateForLunch Post Reply Top of thread Forum

Posted by: LateForLunch

09/03/2019, 06:04:13

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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.






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