Tutor profile: Summer H.
Why should I write for an audience, rather than for my own joy?
You should write for your audience because if you do not, having your piece read may prove difficult. While you should certainly enjoy your own writing, creating with a specific audience in mind can be useful when you are trying to sell a work you've created, persuade a group of people on a subject, or educate a group on a topic.
Is "Romeo and Juliet" a romance?
While there is romance involved in "Romeo and Juliet," the play is technically a tragedy. The full title is "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" because this play ends in the demise of our protagonists, classifying it as a tragedy in classical drama.
When should I use a comma before "and"?
Use a comma before "and" when the conjunction separates two independent clauses. For example, if I said, "We had eggs, and we had ham," that sentence would warrant a comma because "We had eggs" and "We had ham" can both stand on their own. However, I wouldn't use a comma in "We had eggs and ham" because, while "We had eggs" can stand on its own, "Ham" cannot.