Life Savin Commas
Rule 1- When separating phrases that don't need to be there.
Example 1- Maggie , my oldest cousin, was going to college.
Rule 2- When Linking two independent clauses with a conjunction.
Example 2- I would like to see the new movie, but I don't have money for a ticket.
Rule 3- hen addressing some one in particular.
Example 3- Lets go eat, James.
Rule 4- When making a list.
Example 4- Micheline needs to buy groceries, babysit, do the laundry, and wash the dishes.
Rule 5- When you have more than one adjective modifying a noun.
Example 5- The dog has brown, shaggy fur.
Rule 6- After introductory phrases or clauses.
Example 6- After the cat is finished making pancakes, we'll let the dog try!
Rule 7- When using dates.
Example 7- My birthday is May 1st, 2003.
Rule 8- The ending of a letter.
Example 8- Bring home the loot! Your helper, Bank Robber.
Rule 9- Listing locations.
Example 9- I used to live in Medford, NewJersey.