Playing With Dots And Commas

Daily Post Prompt

We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks – The Daily Post

“Will I see you tomorrow?’ She asked me.

“Hm….. I don’t know” I replied.

“Is it goodbye?” I saw tears in her eyes.

“Please….don’t cry. I just can’t see you like this. I beg you. You’re gonna be OK”

“How can’t you see me like this, but you’re going to leave me, and pretending I’m gonna be OK ?” She cried.

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Well….my friends say that I overuse dots and commas, and tell me not to overuse it, because it bothers the readers. I try to do what they say but it doesn’t comfort me. When I use dots in the sentence like this “Hmmm….I don’t know” or this “Please….don’t cry” I just imagine those dots refer to seconds or minutes I need to think about the next words.

And what about the commas? Sometimes I express my thought in a very long sentence, because it’s followed by the explaination, and maybe I just can’t simplify it, so I need a long sentence. I just don’t know why I choose commas in that long sentence instead of making it into some shorter sentences and using dots. I think it’s just the matter of habit and nothing’s wrong with that.

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Dian Widyaningtyas

June 29th, 2014

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2 thoughts on “Playing With Dots And Commas

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