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Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Dozen Uses for Commas, Part 8

This week, as we continue looking at the many uses of commas, we’re focusing on one of the simplest and most common uses: separating the elements of dates, geographical locations, addresses and titles in names. I don't think these need much explanation, so how about a DO and DON'T list instead?

Phoenix, Arizona
September 1, 2008
1234 Main Street, St. George, UT 84760
Martin Luther King, Jr.

1234 Main Street, Dallas, TX, 75201 (the last comma is unnecessary)
September, 2008


Sondra said...

Funny to see St. George in your example. It is where I started in transcription and where my parents still live. :)

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