Credit Fran Brolley for removing the offending comma. Why? Subject is “place” and verb is “can take.”
Don’ t make a poor little comma (yield sign) do all the work of separating two complete sentences. Use a period or a semi colon (stop sign) instead.
This place is close, it can take me far.
Why? The part on either side of the comma has its own subject and verb.
Commas and Plurals: What did you say?
These little squiggles really make a difference. Watch this:
The cat’s out of the bag. Not a very nice thing to do to a cat, but it was probably her idea. The sentence says the cat IS out of the bag. Apostrophes often tell us something was deliberately omitted.
The cat’s bag is full.We have one cat, and she owns a bag, until we get tired of stepping over it.
The cats’ bag is full. How many cats own this bag? Is there enough room in it for all of them?
The cat’s are out of the bag. Oh-oh. Don’t do this. Just walk past those simple plurals with your apostrophe dispenser, but don’t give in to the temptation to pepper your words with apostrophes just because the words end in s.
If you repeat the words of someone else or use a word or phrase that is ironic or non-standard in some way, you should use quotation marks. Always use the conventional double quotes. Use single quotes for a quote within a quote.
She said, “I love the poem ‘Xanadu,’ by Coleridge.”