9 Comma Rules
By: Alexa Z. and Gabriella C.
Here are 9 important comma rules!
Rule 1: When separating phrases that don't need to be there.
Example 1: My dog, Willow, is playful.
Rule 2: When linking 2 independent clauses with a conjunction.
Example 2: I want to eat pie, but I also want cake.
Rule 3: When addressing someone in particular.
Example 3: Lets go to dinner, Mom.
Rule 4: When making a list.
Example 4: When I go to the beach I bring a towel, a beach chair, and a sand bucket.
Rule 5: When you have more than one adjective modifying a noun.
Example 5: The cute, furry puppy was sleeping.
Rule 6: After introductory phrases or sentences.
Example 6: After I eat these cookies, I'll want more.
Rule 7: When you're naming dates.
Example 7: December 25, 2014
Rule 8: The ending of a letter.
Example 8: Merry Christmas! Love, Santa Claus
Rule 9: The name of a Geographic location.
Example 9: Gabriella and I live in Cumming, GA.