Writing for Business

Jan 19 2009   6:42PM GMT

Writing for Business – Comma abuse

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

The new and improved Storage-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings _________________ getting a lot of attention.

a. look a lot different than they used to, and are

b. look a lot different than they used to and are

Answer: b

Explanation: The subject of the sentence, offerings, is the subject for two verbs — getting and look. Don’t put a comma between the two verbs or verb phrases in a compound predicate. (See Comma Rule #13.)

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