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Cost of a Misplaced Comma: $2.13 Million (Canadian)

By October 19, 2006

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If you happen to work in the legal division of Rogers Communications Inc., you might be wishing you had stopped by sooner to check out our Guidelines for Using Commas Effectively. According to Toronto's Globe and Mail, a misplaced comma in a contract to string cable lines along utility poles may cost the Canadian company a whopping $2.13 million.

For the complete article, go to Punctuation Matters: A "Dear John" Letter and a Two Million Dollar Comma.

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