Thursday, May 14, 2009

Comma, No Comma?

I took this one out:

beautiful, watercolor-inspired blooms

My feeling: the comma makes it sound as though all beautiful blooms must be watercolor-inspired. 

(Even though it's probable that all watercolor-inspired blooms are beautiful--but then this reminds me that blooms aren't inspired by anything--they just grow following Mother Nature's present plan; I'll have to fix that)

1 comment:

JD (The Engine Room) said...

I would leave the comma in.

'beautiful watercolor-inspired blooms' seems to suggest that the blooms were inspired by beautiful watercolors, rather than being beautiful themselves.