Re: define 'comma'?

Subject: Re: define 'comma'?
From: Jane Credland <jane_credland -at- epicdata -dot- com>
To: "Carnall, Jane" <Jane -dot- Carnall -at- compaq -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 09:26:17 -0800

Carnall, Jane wrote:

<<In a manual, where name_pairs are separated by a comma, is it
appropriate to include a comma in brackets after the word 'comma'?

Like this:

The name_pairs are separated by a comma ( , ).>>

Since most of your audience will know what a comma is, why not change
your definition slightly. Something like this perhaps:

The name_pairs are separated by a comma, for example "abc,xyz".

Jane
jane_credland -at- epicdata -dot- com




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