Wednesday, 20th February, 2008
Why Commas are Important
Commas are important. Here’s a lovely example from the blurb on the back of a science book, “An Introduction to Scientific Research”, McGraw-Hill, 1952.
“In this practical guide to research the emphasis is on principles, techniques, and procedures. The author, who is Theodore William Richards, Professor of Chemistry at Harvard, first explores the choice and statement of a research problem …”
Question: what’s the author’s name?
It’s E. Bright Wilson Jr., of course. Minor error – major misinformation.