Commas

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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.

Rule:1

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This is another way to state the above sentence:

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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.

Rule:1+1

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.

Rule:3

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?

Rule:4

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!

Rule:5

When there are multiple adjectives

A large,gray train hit the person (Don't worry, he still lived).

Rule: 6

After introductory clauses

Unfortunately, a random walking banana smashed him into the ground.

Rule:7

Dates

January 1, 001 CE

Not that this rule existed back then

Rule:9

I felt bored so I made rule 9 come before 8. Also use commas when describing the geographic location.

Sacramento, NotCalifornia

Rule:8

When writing a letter.

Dear Son,

This is your dad telling you that I am missing $20 from my wallet.

Not so lovingly,

Dad

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