Re: Comma splices

Subject: Re: Comma splices
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 1996 09:51:08 -0800

> First select "Edit", and then select "Cut".

OK, but wordy.

> First select "Edit", and then "Cut".

Not OK, unless "Cut" has suddenly become a verb.

> First select "Edit", then select "Cut".

If you feel like being formal, change the comma to a semicolon, but the
comma splice is fine in sentences like this. ...RM

Richard Mateosian President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro

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