For example, comma following “et” is not really appropriate. I use it because the second sentence is grammatically correct, but it is just a stylistic thing to do.
I was just reminded of this the other day. In my writing class, we write a paper about the difference between “comma,” as the first word of a sentence, and an “etc.”, as the last.
I have to admit, I really like the idea of it. An etc. is a little bit of an odd choice to include in a sentence because of its length, but the comma after etc… I think is a good choice. In any case, it’s not something I’ve ever used but I suppose it’s okay to experiment if you’re so inclined to get creative with your writing.
Oh, and I like the idea of a comma before etc for its brevity as well. It actually makes it easy to read and write.
Thats a lovely idea, I’ve always liked the idea of a comma before and after etc. But I have to say that I’ve never used it before either. I just like to imagine the sentence with a comma in it. It just seems to make things flow together more smoothly.
Sometimes I feel that it’s too easy to write a sentence that has a comma before etc, but I think that is a bit of an over simplification. I don’t know if it makes it easier to read my sentences, but it is certainly easier to write.
I think one of the things that makes the comma in my sentence easier to read is that I use a comma, and the comma is used to introduce a sub-sentence. So that sentence can be read as a whole sentence and I can just read it like that. But, it is also easy to miss the comma after etc because it is so easy to write a sentence with a comma before etc.
I think the comma before etc is more of a sentence-like construct. The comma before etc is used to show that the next sentence also has a comma before etc. So, I can just read the example sentence like I read the original sentence. I know that it only makes sense because I used a comma before etc. But, it is also a construct that can be omitted if you want to write a sentence with a comma before etc.
I often wonder what makes this sentence a sentence-like construct and what makes this sentence a construct that can be omitted. I can never figure that out. I think these are both examples of constructions that are much more common than I’d like to admit.
I think the reason that I have trouble figuring this out is that I tend to write sentences this way all the time and am always surprised when I see the sentence without a comma. It just doesn’t seem normal. It’s not like the sentence is a sentence in which a comma is not needed. It’s like the sentence is a sentence in which a comma isn’t needed. It’s a sentence with a comma and no comma. It’s a sentence without a comma.