The latest in this series explaining proofreaders’ marks concerns that workhorse punctuation mark, the comma. As we all know commas go some places and not others, but—thank goodness—that’s an entry for another day.
Today’s entry is merely concerned with inserting a comma once you’ve decided you need one. We’re going to use that caret…
…again to make sure the comma goes exactly where it’s needed. Here’s what the caret and the comma look like once they’ve been mashed together:
And here’s an example of an inserted comma in action:
That red pencil still burning a hole in your pocket protector? You can find a full listing of all the Word Blog’s Proofreaders’ Marks entries here.