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.