New answers tagged punctuation
1) Break your habit of long sentences. They are mentally exhausting. Try reading your sentences out loud and see how often you have to stop to take a breath, or if you can remember the beginning of the sentence by the end. 2) You have a comma splice in your example. He blinked unconsciously, leaning forward intrigued by what was going to happen, and ...
Comma placement is definitely crucial to the meaning of a sentence. In your case, I think sometimes the best choice is to simply break up your sentences into a few shorter ones. Watch out for run-ons and comma splices. Side note: In your example sentence, "unconsciously" should be changed to "subconsciously".
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