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10 Completely Wrong Ways to Use Commas

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Some alcoholic beverages, such as, margaritas and daiquiris, can have as many calories as a burger.

Wrong: Some alcoholic beverages, such as, margaritas and daiquiris, can have as many calories as a burger.

Why: There's a comma after "such as."

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Right: Some alcohol beverages, such as margaritas and daiquiris, can have as many calories as a burger.

Why: This one's plain and simple: It's never appropriate to put a comma after the transitional phrase "such as" (same with "including"). Other methods of introducing examples, however, such as "for example," "namely" and "for instance," are always followed by commas.

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