Comma Rules

Poor punctuation brings shame to well-written literature. Therefore, no accomplished author can afford to ignore it. A comma, which is a member of the punctuation family, plays an essential role in your write-up. Let’s study its 5 primary uses. 

  1. A comma is placed between words in a series:
    1. She likes to eat fruits, juice, ice cream, and brownies.
  2. A comma can also be used for salutation, such as opening and closing a letter.
    1. Dear Sir and Madam, (in the opening of the letter)
    2. Love, Josh (at the end of the letter)
  3. A comma is also used to set off a dependent clause at the beginning of a sentence.
    1. After working hard on this assignment, we decided to take some time off for future projects.
  4. A comma is used before the conjunction in a compound sentence. In other words, we connect two sentences using ‘and.’ 
    1. She likes to eat fruits, and she likes to eat ice cream.
  5. A comma is used before and after quotation marks.
    1. “She likes to eat fruits,” She said.
    2. She said, “She likes to eat fruits.”

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