Comma Sense: Complex Is Sexy

Sentences with complex predicates: When both parts of a predicate modify the same subject, there’s no need to separate them with a comma.

He lowered himself to her vulva but did not get a warm welcome.

Now mark the unnecessary commas:

To render him impotent and weak, Delilah waited for him to fall asleep, and cut off all his hair.
Our bed was round, red, and velvet-covered, and vibrated when we put quarters into the machine.

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  1. The correct grammar is:

    To render him impotent and weak, Delilah waited for him to fall asleep and cut off all his hair.

    Our bed was round, red, and velvet-covered and vibrated when we put quarters into the machine.

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