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I like the graphic, but it drives me CRAZY when I see someone write that the purpose of commas is to indicate a pause. There are probably over two dozen comma rules and none of them is to indicate a pause. Every comma should be used with one of the comma rules such as separating two adjectives when they are interchangeable or where two independent clauses are joined by a conjunction. I know this isn't your graphic, so I'm just venting.