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post #955 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

 

 

Oh, @saevel25 ... where are you???:-P

 

Had to look that one up. There are too many comma rules :-\,

 

http://www.grammarly.com/handbook/punctuation/comma/23/comma-before-but/

 

"An independent clause is a clause that can stand alone as a sentence (i.e., it expresses a complete thought)."
 

Basically if the first part and the 2nd part can stand alone as their own sentence, then a comma is required. If either one doesn't then a comma is not required. 

 

I would say just use the damn comma :-D

post #956 of 1101
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

Had to look that one up. There are too many comma rules :-\,

 

http://www.grammarly.com/handbook/punctuation/comma/23/comma-before-but/

Reminds me of Brian Regan's "Stupid in School" bit:

 

"Hey Brian, do you know the I before E rule?"

 

"Umm, I before E ... always???"

 

"What are you, an idiot, Brian?"

 

"Uh, apparently."

 

"Listen Brian ... it's I before E, except after C, and when sounding like 'A', as in neighbor and weigh, and on weekends and holidays and all throughout May, and you'll always be wrong no matter what you say!"

 

"Wow ... that's a hard rule."

 

:beer:

post #957 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer View Post


I was taught it was optional as well.

Not optional, situational. If the words following the "but" form a complete sentence then a comma is appropriate.

 

Examples:

 

  • I thought I lost my ball but, I found it.

 

  • I thought I lost my ball but eventually found it.

I was referring to your usage

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post #959 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
 

 

That's very painful.

post #960 of 1101
I work in IT. Years ago we got a ticket one day with the subject "Server is well hung".
post #961 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

 

 

Oh, @saevel25 ... where are you???:-P

Okay, saevel weighed in on whether or not you should use the comma, but never said anything about EJ's use of it vs. Golfingdad's. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

You sure?  That does not look right to me.

 

It seems to me like the pause should come before the but.

 

I thought I lost my ball, but I found it.

 

P.S.  You are full of ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I saw you drop that one out of your pocket, you flippin' cheater!!!!!!!!!!! :-P

I was nearly 100% certain you were correct about this Golfingdad. However, I looked it up to make sure. The comma does indeed come before the conjunction ("but"). 

 

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm - rule 2

 

 

EDIT** - Then I took my lazy ass back to Saevel's post and actually clicked his link, which made it apparent that he did address this. Sorry Saevel! :doh:

post #962 of 1101
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Originally Posted by butt3r3dt0ast View Post
 

Okay, saevel weighed in on whether or not you should use the comma, but never said anything about EJ's use of it vs. Golfingdad's.

I just like that he answered the question without acknowledging my a-hole-ish sarcasm. :beer:

post #963 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

I just like that he answered the question without acknowledging my a-hole-ish sarcasm. :beer:

 

Sarcasm??? :bugout:

 

Nah, I know I get ripped for my Grammar here, all fun :beer:

post #964 of 1101
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

Nah, I know I get ripped for my Grammar here, all fun :beer:

Totally!  And I know that I don't get ripped for it enough.  I know I excessively use parenthesis ... and those dots right there - and hyphens as well, but, (I put the comma before AND after just to be safe :-P) like you said ... its all in good fun!!

post #965 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

Nah, I know I get ripped for my Grammar here, all fun :beer:

Totally!  And I know that I don't get ripped for it enough.  I know I excessively use parenthesis ... and those dots right there - and hyphens as well, but, (I put the comma before AND after just to be safe :-P) like you said ... its all in good fun!!


I am surprised I don't end up on here more. My continued degeneration of spelling words correctly, auto correct on my phone and a rickety lap top that has a busted up keyboard that I have to punch at times to get keys to work...

post #966 of 1101

This thread has been stagnant for awhile, so ... why not revive it with one of our fearless leaders::bugout:

 

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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

The difference to me is decent, need it in golf to get the ball from resting on the ground into the air.

 

Personally, I think the difference between a baseball swing and a golf swing is quite indecent ... frankly, it's downright offensive! :-P

 

EDIT:  Sorry Mike ... didn't realize until a little late that this post was 3 years old!


Edited by Golfingdad - 3/25/14 at 2:41pm
post #967 of 1101

It seems that in the past week I have read something like the following from at least 3 different posters:   "Me and my buddy did so-and-so..." or "I seen so-and-so".

 

I just can't take any post seriously when the poster can't grasp even the basics of the English language.

post #968 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

You do realize that you're gold and silver members are me and @Ernest Jones, right??  I don't think anybody could possibly lower their standards anymore than they already are. :-P

 

He pointed it out himself, so I had to add it here. :D

post #969 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

This thread has been stagnant for awhile, so ... why not revive it with one of our fearless leaders::bugout:

 

 

Personally, I think the difference between a baseball swing and a golf swing is quite indecent ... frankly, it's downright offensive! :-P

 

EDIT:  Sorry Mike ... didn't realize until a little late that this post was 3 years old!


Yes the statute of limitations is one year for calling someone out on a grammar mistake :naughty:

That's how we keep keep things decent around here.

post #970 of 1101
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 


Yes the statute of limitations is one year for calling someone out on a grammar mistake :naughty:

That's how we keep keep things decent around here.

Ha!!  (That's a good rule ... I'd hate to make fun of @jamo for posts he made when he was in 7th grade. :banana:)  That is why I can't make too much fun of people for responding to old comments in old threads.  This happens to me occasionally:

 

  1. Somebody digs up an old thread.
  2. I don't notice until a few new posts have been made.
  3. One of them intrigues me enough on the teaser that I click on it.
  4. Then I see that the whole thread is only 20-30 posts, so I say 'what the heck' and read the whole thing, which is where I find a comment like yours.
  5. But I never paid attention to any dates and just assumed it was an entire new thread.
  6. And it's not until after I copy your post into here, then go back and finish the thread, and see well below yours from @sean_miller and that's when I realize :doh:

 

Whoopsie! :whistle:

post #971 of 1101
also why was my comment removed? i wasn't rude or anything like Phil is being? and his comment stayed?

Would it be too much to use capital letters and proper sentences? He takes the time to use question marks... but not capitalize? My phone automatically capitalizes after punctuation...
post #972 of 1101
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

Ha!!  (That's a good rule ... I'd hate to make fun of @jamo
 for posts he made when he was in 7th grade. c5_banana.gif )
LMFAO!
Bazinga!!
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