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Old February 8th, 2011 (8:21 AM).
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    Originally Posted by nokyo-chan View Post
    The latter, of course--I also meant to compliment you on your spectacular characterization of Steven.

    Also, I found another minor grammatical mistake; but I've noticed that you live in the UK, and so I'm not entirely sure if it's a discrepancy between countries, but I'll point it out anyway.

    You don't actually need a comma there. A comma only precedes a conjunction when there is a subject after it; for instance, this would be correct:
    I do not need a comma there, but I think it's legitimised by the reading of the thing; it doesn't work as two sentences, and doesn't work well without a pause in there. My solution was to put in a comma, which, as you have pointed out, isn't needed - but improves it.

    I always thought grammar was more a set of road signs than a bunch of strict rules. They direct the flow and pressure of the language, and if that bends a rule just a little, I let them do that.

    Anyway, that's my little grammatical rant over. I must now return to editing Chapter Twelve and the upcoming Thirteen.

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