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Wayne, from Blaine, Minnesota, USA, writes:

AP headline needs a comma

Headline reads:  “Analysis: Summer vacation is over Obama”

Yahoo’s edition has the comma missing: (click here to view)

And so does the version on the AP’s site: (click here to view)

Do YOU know where the comma should go? Please comment.

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Of course, we just had to post this article from The Globe and Mail! Now, this is true comma clout!

“Comma quirk irks Rogers”

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million dollar comma

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Actually, the following Craig’s List job posting headline may need a colon instead of a comma:

“Part-Time Job Readiness Class Instructors Needed”

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(click here to see the real job posting)

Unless this is to say that job readiness is to be part-time (we’d think not), it needs treatment:

As is: “Part-Time Job Readiness Class Instructors Needed”

With Colon Clout: “Part-Time: Job Readiness Class Instructors Needed”

Even better: “Part-Time Instructors Needed: Job Readiness Class”

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We saw this headline on the People’s Pharmacy Web site:

“Generic Drug Recall Linked to Deaths”

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(click here to see the real Web site)

We believe that a comma could clear up any confusion about whether the drug or the recall was linked to deaths.

As is: “Generic Drug Recall Linked to Deaths”

With Comma Clout: “Generic Drug Recall(ed), Linked to Deaths”

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Oh, Oprah!

Oh dear. This Oprah.com headline is in desperate need of a comma!

“How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex with Dr. Laura Berman”

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(click here to see the real Web site)

As is: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex with Dr. Laura Berman”

With Comma Clout: “How to talk to Your Kids About Sex, with Dr. Laura Berman”

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