Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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aragond

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"helping your uncle jack, off a horse" is not proper English. Ever. Commas are only used to connect two independent clauses of a sentence, clauses. "Off a horse" is an incomplete clause.

If you are helping your Uncle Jack, you are helping him do something and, without the comma, it makes sense. I think that sentence is one of the most relevant expositions about the travails of English that there is. English does not clearly identify the object and subject, while some languages have suffixes or rigid syntactic order to avoid confusion. For us, capitalisation is an easy get-out.

I commend to you:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm