comma


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  • noun

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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Ken Adams explained the decision in this way: "The CRTC's analysis seems pedantic, in that it would be unreasonable to assume that drafters grasp the implications of every comma.
Not even the most obdurate purists of the 21st century would write those sentences with a comma.
But the finance ministry officials pointing to the comma in the statement argued that the policy allows FDI in new ventures.
A second problem with the myth is the claim that "a comma and a co-ordinating conjunction .
AIT's free trial period allowed Dot Comma to test out how flexible Projetex 8 really is, thanks mainly to the high degree of customisation the program offers - essential for a rapidly-expanding company like Dot Comma - and the variety of translation projects it handles.
Since semantic and syntactic criteria usually go hand by hand, some of these authors' accounts are just guided by syntactic and structural principles in their formulation of rules for pointing (Johnson 1665, Price 1665, Price 1668, Matlock 1685, Lewis 1674), as the following definition of the comma shows:
Comma commissioned students to design hi-vis vests that are cut with a little more panache than the typical roadworker's uniform.
Comma spokesman Mike Bewsey: "Once you're outside of your car in the dark, you're effectively invisible.
That's why car care specialist, Comma, is launching National Oil Check Week 2009 (www.
The other most frequently asked topic centered on using that ubiquitous, challenging mark: the comma.
MEN are more than twice as likely as women to risk injury while working on their vehicles, according to car care specialist Comma.
Comma says that men are as keen as ever to maintain their macho image, with a further 44% preferring to risk injury by putting all their weight on a spanner to move it, and another 6% kicking it before they ask for help.
CAR care company Comma has developed a product that forces rusted components apart by freezing them.
It struck me (but not my proofreader) as an obit heading, using a comma instead of a verb.
Car care company Comma had tests carried out by independent service garages, which brought the startling findings to light.