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Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: louieleftwing on August 27, 2004, 09:55:09 AM

Title: Superfluous Commas
Post by: louieleftwing on August 27, 2004, 09:55:09 AM
Since I am editing my personal statement, I went to the bookshelf with all my parents' old books to see if there was anything on grammar. I noticed this real old (1962) book on proper grammar. Since that's from when grammar mattered, I figured I'd take a look.

One of the sections was on superfluous commas. In the sample sentence below, I'm going to write first how I would write that sentence and then how they say to.

1.) Under the circumstances, I should have been wearing a coat.

2.) Under the circumstances I should have been wearing a coat.

The second way gets rid of "superfluous commas," but it's not my style. Would either way be fine, or is the second way definitely correct.
Title: Re: Superfluous Commas
Post by: dsong02 on August 27, 2004, 09:57:30 AM
either way is fine. 
Title: Re: Superfluous Commas
Post by: swifty on August 27, 2004, 05:18:54 PM
I disagree.