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Using Commas


The And-Omitted Comma

The and-omitted comma separates consecutive or independent adjectives that would otherwise be separated with the word and. Thus, if you can insert the word and between two adjectives, you can use an and-omitted comma instead.

Examples:

• The report had a long, wordy conclusion. (long and wordy)
• The sharp-looking, expensive car was totally demolished in the accident. (sharp-looking and expensive)

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