Commas Around Them, Commas Inside Them

Margie Wakeman Wells The Comma, The Dash, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

When elements that have commas around them also have commas within them, the commas around them change to dashes.

…If it has misspellings — whether they be medications, medical terms, or names — you’ll end up having to change them yourself.

…The men who helped us — Ron, Ross, Ralph, and Manny — volunteered on their own.

…All of the mirrors — right, left, and rearview — were coordinated.

Happy punctuating!


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