Comma rules for grammar:

  • Use commas to separate three or more words, phrases, or clauses written in a series.

  • Use commas to separate independent clauses when they are joined by any of these coordinating conjunctions (and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet).

  • Use commas after introductory clauses, phrases or words that come before the main clause, for example the sentence "while I was watching, the dog ate the bone".

  • Use a pair of commas in the middle of a sentence to set off clauses, phrases and words that are not essential to the meaning of the sentence. If you take away these words the sentence still must be able to make sense, for example the sentence "I am, as you have reported, not going to vote this year.

  • Use commas to separate two or more adjectives that describe the same noun. Only use this if the word and can be inserted between them. For example the sentence she is a lovely, vigorous woman.

  • Use commas when you're talking about places, dates, addresses and titles and names.

  • Use commas to separate a statement from a question for example the sentence I can sit, can't I? use a comma to separate contrasting parts of a sentence for example "That is my dog, not yours". user, when beginning sentences with introductory words well, now or yes. For example the sentence "Yes, I do like that dog.

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