Hi does anybody know a chat room on yahoo or anyplace else where people discuss style and grammar.
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Have you tried EnglishForward' chatty sister? TheChatPage

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But thechatpage is not for discussing style and grammar. In theory, it's just for practicing English and make friends.
I suspect that discussions on grammar are usually found on forums. In fact, if you ask about grammar on TCP, they'll probably send you here.
Try out our live chat room.
KooyeenIn fact, if you ask about grammar on TCP, they'll probably send you here.
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Thank you! I thought people over there were asking about grammar and discussing linguistics, semantic precision and subtleties of the English language! Emotion: smile
(Which gives away the fact that I never chatted there, haha)
I need help with punctuation in a sentence.

It is an ideal accompaniment to seafood, in general, and shellfish, in particular.

Are those commas correct around "in general" and before "in particular"?

They are not wrong, but I wouldn't use them. I wouldn't naturally pause there.
With a longer sentence I'd consider pausing.

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