Comma usage in a subject/verb/object sentence.
February 9, 2011 11:41 AM Subscribe
Why is the sentence "Let's read, Freedom
by Jonathan Franzen." incorrectly punctuated?
posted by rinosaur to writing & language (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Sigh. I didn't want to have to ask you guys this, but my boss will not accept my arguments.
I need internet proof that the comma in the sentence:
Let's read, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.
is incorrect. I've offered her information on direct objects and the like for my argument that:
Let's read Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.
is the correct sentence. I can't find anything that addresses this specific situation to prove one way or the other, and she can't accept that the larger rules prove that the latter sentence is correct. I'm really trying to be less pedantic generally, but this is important because we are teachers and this is for a handout.
Please, for the love of all that is holy, if I am wrong about this there will be much slinking in my future.