Pause and Effect:
Crafting Sentences with Commas
There is nothing much to punctuating a sentence, really, beyond
a little comma sense. Get the commas right, and the rest will fall
Patricia O'Conner, Woe Is I
There are hard-and-fast rules about commas, of course, but
within those rules there is plenty of room for nuance and inter-
Bill Walsh, Lapsing into a Comma
The rule is: don't use commas like a stupid person. I mean it.
More than any other mark, the comma requires the writer to use
intelligent discretion and to be simply alert to potential ambi-
Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves
A misplaced comma can create more confusion than a conversa-
tion with a teenager.
Laurie E. Rozakis, The Complete Idiots Guide to Grammar and Style