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Comma story - Terisa Folaron

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It isn't easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate), but the clever little comma can help lighten the load. But how to tell when help is really needed? Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade.

Punctuation helps writers and readers to communicate more effectively. However, punctuation is only one aspect of creating and maintaining clear communication. What other things/practices help or hinder the communication process?

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  • Animator Brett Underhill
  • Educator Terisa Folaron
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki

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