Glossary of Comma Rules
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- A comma sets off a paranthetical expression.
- Her attitude, then, is what got her in trouble.
- Commas set off appositives.
- Billy, my friend, brought me my homework assignments while I was in the hospital.
- A comma sets off a mild interjection.
- Oh, I wish I had made an "A" on the test.
- A comma usually follows an introductory phrase.
- Having gone over the test with the students, she collected the papers.
- A comma sets off a word of direct address.
- Anthony, where were you when I needed you?
- A comma separates two coordinating adjectives that modify the same noun.
- The juicy, tender steak made my mouth water.
- A comma sets off geographical locations.
- I live in Huntsville, Alabama.
- A comma usually follows an introductory adverb clause.
- When you get there, start packing for the trip.
- Commas separate words in a series.
- I brought hotdogs, buns, and ketchup to the picnic.
- A comma usually follows introductory words.
- Yes, I know that is true.
- Commas separate clauses in a series.
- My idea of a great vacation is eating out every day, sleeping late, and watching television.
- Commas separate two independent clauses that are joined with a coordinating conjunction.
- I like to play sports, but I hate to study.
- Commas separate three or more parallel elements.
- The apple was green, tart, and tasty.
- Commas set off nonrestrictive elements.
- The new Saturn, covered in mud, looks worn out.
- A comma sets off contrasted elements.
- Human beings, unlike animals, have the ability to reason.
- A comma sets off the parts of a date.
- September 25, 2002
- A comma sets off transitional expressions.
- I know, however, that he was telling a lie.
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