Wednesday, September 29, 2010

An Overabundance of Ases

No—not tushes.

I'm amazed at the number of "comma as" I'm finding in my manuscript. I made a remark on a piece I critiqued yesterday, noting AS is not a conjunction. Low and behold, independent clauses out the kazoo starting with "as" leapt out of my manuscript.

Funny how easy it is to find an error in your work, after you've found it in another's.

Are you guilty of abusing AS? It's like Then, Just and Really.

Write Every Day!

Regards, Mac


  1. Yay, I'm not abusing the ases. I use the word, but only when appropriate.

  2. Hi Mac,
    I don't abuse of conjunctions or commas. I used to, not anymore. I guess I'm becoming more mindful of my own work as I edit my fellow writers' work. BTW, how's Molly doing? I hope she's getting stronger. Send her lots of hugs ;)