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Writing: Within-sentence punctuation — Basic example

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- [Instructor] The food cart has become a popular business venture due to the low startup cost, due to the low start-up and overhead costs. So, I read it the way was written with a comma here, so I pause a little bit, but that just felt strange. It feels like I don't need that comma. Let's read it without it. The food card has become a popular business venture due to the low start-up and overhead costs. Yeah, this is an unnecessary comma here. No reason why I would need to pause, my pause, and my speaking at that point or my reading at that point. I wanna get rid of that comma, so I'm definitely gonna change it, and this is the only choice that gets rid of that comma. This one over here goes even stronger with a semicolon there which is really strange. The food cart has become a popular business venture semicolon, due to the low start-up and overhead cost. A semicolon should be separating two independent clauses if it's not being used to listings and you would only use it to listings as if you're listing things that had other punctuation especially commas in it. But here, due to the low art up and overhead costs, that's not an independent clause so definitely wouldn't wanna use the semicolon. And here, not only did they keep the original comma, they add another comma at the end. So, if I were to try to read it or write it at the way that this one describes it, the way this this choice is, I would say, the food cart has become a pop, the food cart has become a popular business venture due to the low start-up and overhead costs. So, that's really, there's no reason why I would want to put a pause there and there. So, rule that out.