Did you know that the correct way to use commas varies by language? In English, it's very important to understand when and when not to use commas, because an extra or missing comma can completely change the meaning of what you're saying! Here are five hilarious examples to illustrate this point...
1. Let's eat, Grandpa! vs. Let's eat Grandpa!
The first version means that we are suggesting to Grandpa that we begin eating together. It means something like "Hey, Grandpa, let's go eat now." However, without the comma after "eat", the sentence means that the speaker is suggesting that we eat Grandpa!
2. Commas are important people! vs. Commas are important, people!
The first sentence means that commas are actually people, and they are important people! However, when we add a comma after "important" it means that the speaker is talking to a group of people, telling them that commas are important.
3. I like cooking, my family, and my pets. vs. I like cooking my family and my pets.
Here, we can see that the first sentence shows a list of things that a person likes. However, when we remove the commas, it means that this person enjoys cooking their family and cooking their pets!
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