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When to use commas:
CORRECT! Not when to use semicolons, not when to use caps lock, not when to use commas either! Wait, I meant to say this is when when we learn to use commas.
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Why did we add a comma? Whenever adding unnecessary phrases or clauses, a comma must be used to separate it from the rest of the sentence.
This is not rule 2, however it is rule 1+1.
Commas must be added when two clauses are joined with a conjunction. That is why there is a comma before however.
When addressing people in particular.
Do you hate Bill, Obama?
One missing comma can change the name of a political figure.
Do you hate Bill Obama?
When making a list
A lot of the world's textiles are made in Taiwan, China, India, China, Bangladesh, China, China, and sometimes even China!
When there are multiple adjectives
A large,gray train hit the person (Don't worry, he still lived).
After introductory clauses
Unfortunately, a random walking banana smashed him into the ground.
January 1, 001 CE
Not that this rule existed back then
I felt bored so I made rule 9 come before 8. Also use commas when describing the geographic location.
When writing a letter.
This is your dad telling you that I am missing $20 from my wallet.
Not so lovingly,