By Angela and Jessica
There are many ways to use a comma...
1. You use a comma to separate phrases.
EX: My friend, Clarissa, is sick.
2. When linking two independent clauses with a conjuction.
EX: I'd like to go to the Mall, but I have to clean the sitting room.
3. When you're addressing someone in particular.
EX: Let's run over to the neighbor's house, Tracey.
4. When making a list.
EX: Our favorite foods are pizza, hamburgers, chicken, and spaghetti.
5. When you have more than one adjective modifying a noun.
EX: The cute, crazy dog is chasing a boy.
6. After introductory phrases or clauses.
EX: Once we're done with McDonald's, we'll go to the fair.
The "other" three...
EX: November 1, 2002
8. The end of a letter.
EX: Meet me at the park to talk. Love, Amanda.
9. Geographical Location.
EX: Atlanta, GA
When to NOT use a comma...
1. When separating two independent clauses with out a conjuction.
2. After the conjuction.
3. Separating a dependent and independent clause with a conjuction.