Re: comma splice?

Subject: Re: comma splice?
From: Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 1994 19:16:54 -0800

Arthur Comings said:
> Quite an interesting theory. Are you saying that any text that purports
> to mirror speech should be subject to a different set of rules? Can you

No, I'm saying that this stuff that looks like written text resembles
speech more than it resembles writing, and as such is subject to
speaking rules rather than writing rules.

> And you're also saying that it takes you longer to read a comma than a
> semicolon, which is generally what a comma splice replaces?

No, I thought that's what YOU said.

> A comma is a quick clue as to how a
> sentence is constructed; when it's a false clue, it slows me down. I

karenk -at- netcom -dot- com

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