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Synonyms for comma

a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence

anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing

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The comma is one of the most misused punctuation marks; in fact, it is often overused.
The language in the law followed guidelines in the Maine Legislative Drafting Manual, which specifically instructs lawmakers to not use the Oxford comma.
Comma Soft AG, founded in 1989, belongs to the innovation leaders at the interface of IT and Business in Germany.
This will start the MID function at the beginning of the Full Name field and end it one character before the comma.
There between the two powerful trains stands Comma Man, (12) arms outstretched in a desperate attempt to prevent a collision.
Not everyone agrees that swapping the period for a comma proves the Framers saw government's role in protecting rights as a self-evident truth.
The guy insisted that commas go outside, not inside, quotation marks.
Pulling together the book offered its own challenges to Comma.
This article deals with the multi-million dollar comma involving Rogers Communications.
A comma shows the reader what words to separate and where to breathe when speaking them.
A simple comma apparently misplaced in a policy statement saved a $15 million aviation joint venture deal between two aviation conglomerates, AirAsia and Tatas.
1 March 2012 a[euro]" Brazilian sugar and ethanol group Cosan SA Industria e Comercio (SAO:CZLT11) has signed a deal to acquire UK lubricants firm Comma Oil & Chemicals Ltd from a local unit of US-based Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) for not more than USD100m (EUR75.
The article tackles the jobs done by punctuation marks such as the use of the comma to set off nonessential information, the comma to set off interrupters, the comma separating direct-address expressions, the comma with short introductory statements and the comma before a relative pronoun.
The writing center coordinator characterized the thinking behind the FANBOYS mnemonic for me as follows: "A comma and a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so exclusively) work together as a meaningful semicolon: they join independent clauses that retain their independence once so joined.
Most references include a comma after the individuals name though publication records generally do not.