The 9 comma rules

Rule 1: When separating phrases that don't need to be there.

Example: Isabel,my daughter,wants a car.

Rule 2: When linking to independent clauses.

Example: I want to go shopping, but I don't have any money.

Rule 3: When you are addressing someone in particular.

Example: Can we go bowling, mom?

Rule 4: When making a list.

Example: My favorite hobbies are roller skating, ballet, and volleyball.

Rule 5: When you have more than one adjective modifying a noun.

Example: The suspenseful, adventurous book excited me.

Rule 6: After introductory phrases or clauses.

Example: After language arts class, I have to go to reading.

Rule 7: Dates

Example:  Today is November 12th, 2014.

Rule 8: The ending of a letter

Example:  See you later! -Sincerely, Alex

Rule 9: Geographic Location

Example: I live in Cumming,Georgia!

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