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book title and auther, comma usage?

 
 
Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 11:19 am
First time poster, long time lurker. Thanks to the community here.

The sentence in question:

''...all of this and more is covered in the upcoming book, ''generic title'', by John Doe.

Are both commas in the sentence required, or should one or both of them be eliminated?

Thanks,

Partidazo
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 11:31 am
@partidazo,
With commas these days Daz, it's a matter of preference, the trend being away wherever they're not needed for meaning

My literacy exceeding my intelligence, my immediate reaction to "generic title": How come not capped

Will anyone else admit to such stupidity or was I alone
Still I might've used parens somehow
...somewhere
....or something
....mebbe bold

Tes, help

partidazo
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 11:36 am
@dalehileman,
Thanks Dale!
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 11:36 am
I agree with dale. The commas are allowed but not required. In English practice, all words in a title are started with a capital letter.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 11:47 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
Why thank you both. It's not often I'm so helpful
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 12:01 pm
@dalehileman,
Isn't that the truth! Rolling Eyes
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 03:52 pm
@CalamityJane,
Quote:
Isn't that the truth!
A positively historical event
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 04:17 pm
@partidazo,
partidazo wrote:



Are both commas in the sentence required, or should one or both of them be eliminated?

Thanks,

Partidazo


One comma would be unacceptable. Either keep them both (my preference), or eliminate both.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 04:19 pm
Book titles are usually italicized or underlined. That helps with your problem.

''...all of this and more is covered in the upcoming book generic title by John Doe.
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