Friday, February 20, 2009

Comma, No Comma

a single, working mom

I vote for the comma, since "single" *could* mean "only one of them."

But, if it is:

a working single mom

(for that matter, if you left out "working," I'd still assume she was employed--I don't imagine many single moms get to stay home w/ their kids)


Aristotle Conman said...

All mothers are single... one can't have two.

Gabriel said...
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Gabriel said...

I think the idea is to use the once-loaded "working mom." So I wouldn't use the comma were that the case.

Although I might point out, as you have, that such a term isn't needed, especially in today's times.