Where do I place the comma?
This one of the questions you have probably asked yourselves many times when writing in English. It is true that we seem so absorbed by tricky grammar points and new vocabulary that we forget about other aspects of the language system, such as punctuation. However, after reading these two versions of the same passage, you’ll agree with me that punctuation does make a difference.
I want a man who knows what love is. All about you
are generous, kind, and thoughtful people, who are
not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior.
You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn.
For you I have no feelings whatsoever. When we’re
apart, I can be forever happy.
Will you let me be?
I want a man who knows what love is all about. You
are generous, kind, and thoughtful. People who are
not like you admit to being useless and inferior.
You have ruined me for other men. I yearn
for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re
apart. I can be forever happy –
will you let me be yours?
That’s why I’ve searched through several websites in order to find information as well as practice on the different symbols and their uses.
To start with, I recommend this summary of the punctuation marks from englishclub.com.
You can also find more to read about the fundamental aspects of English pronunciation on wikihow.com.
Secondly, I’ve thought these exercises can help you to punctuate correctly:
Finally, I just hope you don’t feel the same as Oscar Wilde: