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Legal Writing Notebook: Don’t comma ’round here no more (access required)

Commas are the subtlest, briefest stops—shorter than a semicolon, a mere pause—intended to pass almost unnoticed in a sentence. They should not draw attention to themselves, but simply direct our focus, like lighting in an art gallery. Their job is to reassure, not to dazzle. Sometimes commas are needed, but let’s talk about some situations ...

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