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Definition of Comma


  1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed.
  2. A small interval (the difference between a major and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners.

Comma Quotations

If you bend a branch until it's horizontal, the sap will slow to a stopping point: a comma or colon, made of leaves grown into one another and over one another and hardened. Out of this pause comes a flower, which unfolds itself in spirals, as if the leaf form, unable to keep to its line, had begun to pivot.
Alice Oswald

It's always nice to end your sentences with an exclamation mark, and not a comma.
Joey Santiago

Give me the comma of imperfect striving, thus to find zest in the immediate living. Ever the reaching but never the gaining, ever the climbing but never the attaining of the mountain top.
Winston Graham

I didn't become a good writer until I learned how to rewrite. And I don't just mean fixing spelling and adding a comma. I rewrite each of my books five or six times, and each time I change huge portions of the story.
Louis Sachar

To me, part of the beauty of a comma is that it offers a rest, like one in music: a break that gives the whole piece of music greater shape, deeper harmony. It allows us to catch our breath.
Pico Iyer
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Comma Translations

comma in Dutch is komma
comma in French is virgule
comma in German is Komma
comma in Italian is virgola
comma in Spanish is virgula
comma in Swedish is kommatecken
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