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13 Dec 2015 — A guy in a coffee shop

 

How would you punctuate this?

 

Guy in a coffee shop

There's a guy in this coffee shop sitting at a table not on his phone not on a laptop just drinking coffee like a psychopath.

 

Select each option to read the feedback.

 

1.

There's a guy in this coffee shop: sitting at a table, not on his phone, not on a laptop, just drinking coffee like a psychopath.

2.

Separate the comment with commas. Coordinate with and.

There's a guy in this coffee shop sitting at a table, not on his phone and not on a laptop, just drinking coffee like a psychopath.


3.

There's a guy in this coffee shop sitting at a table, not on his phone, not on a laptop, just drinking coffee—like a psychopath.

Glossary

psychopath (N) – a mental disorder in which an individual shows antisocial behavior, inability to have meaningful personal relationships, extremely egocentric. ("a crazy guy")

Resources

"Commas 6.18." The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed., U of Chicago P, 2010.

Quote Source

Jason Gay on Twitter@jasongay   (This is a humorous comment on the widespread use of Internet devices in public, formerly social, places.)

Image

Guy in coffee shop. By MelanieFHardy. Pixabay, 19 Nov 2012. pixabay.com/photos/portrait-man-coffee-young-guy-735188/. CC0. Accessed 8 Jun 2021.