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Questions tagged [parenthetical-commas]

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Help with parenthetical phrase

first time poster here. Can someone help me with comma placement in the following sentence: Margaret loved music, especially the compositions of Joseph Haydn, which inspired in her an irresistible ...
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Comma grammatical function

Could someone please name the grammatical comma use in the sentence below? It looks like an interrupter (parenthetical), but I'm unsure if the usage is correct. "The title of the song “This is ...
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How to use Commas When an Introductory Clause Precedes a Dependent/Subordinate Clause

I think we all agree that most introductory clauses are set off by commas. E.g.: In 1982, John Smith went to battle in Spain. Moreover, the monkeys all ate bread. I think we also agree that ...
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Placing a comma when not a dialog [duplicate]

Which way is correct for American usage? He adopted the anglicized version "Edward C. Cordel." or He adopted the anglicized version "Edward C. Cordel". He refused to "pick up a crown out of the ...
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List inside parenthetical

I have a list inside a parenthetical, so maybe I should use parenthesis because this looks wrong: These people, Jim, Bob, Heidi, and Alfred, join forces to become Captain Planet. Or is this really ...
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Comma placement for a parenthetical after “and”?

I find myself writing sentences like this often: A. Here's a summary of our discussion, and if needed, more detail can be found at www.website.com. I'm not sure if the commas there look quite ...
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Correct rule for placement of a pair of parenthetical commas in a sentence

What is the correct rule for placement of a pair of parenthetical commas in a sentence? Let me explain the problem with the following example sentence wherein any person would find the people ...