Back by popular demand… or at least because there are people in the world who think they know all about grammar, punctuation, and how to craft a clear sentence but don’t actually know any of these things. (In other words, blame it on the idjit who red-inked a short sample of my writing today and made such a horrid mess of it that I’m not sure if I should laugh or just throw something metaphorical. There were basic verb errors in the “corrections”!)
And yes, I know I skipped glitch #110. It was boring, so I decided to go on to this one instead.
Do not use both a comma and a dash. In this example, the comma is wrong anyway, and the dash doesn’t quite work, either. Also, where’s the end punctuation?
“If it takes you more than an hour to get ready, you may not be as cute as you think you are. Just sayin’.”
Why use may instead of might? So glad you asked… Might is the past tense of may. You say may be (present tense), but might have been (past tense).