In this lesson, I'm going to teach you about how similar or different these two words are. If you learn about them, you'll be one step ahead of other learners.

"Coma" vs. "Comma" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

These two are only similar in that they have similar pronunciations. However, when someone is in a 'coma', he/she is unconscious and might not wake up. 'Comma', contrariwise, is a punctuation mark that indicates the ending of a sentence.

Differences

'Coma' refers to an unconscious state, while, 'comma' is a punctuation mark that signifies the end of a sentence. Look at the examples below:

Not everyone will wake up from a coma.

In order to learn about how commas functions, you have check the punctuation lesson.

Similarities

These two are only similar in that they have identical dictations.

Are They Interchangeable?

Since these two are completely different from each other, they cannot be used interchangeably. Compare:

✓ Unfortunately, Juliette is still in a coma.

X Unfortunately, Juliette is still in a comma.

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