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English Mrs Carol Class
8 Comma rules
Comma Rule #1
Use a comma and a coordinating conjuction between two complete clauses.
For But So
Comma Rule #2
Use a comma to seperate items in a series, date, or adress.
Ex. Students in literacture classes read short stories, poems, and plays.
Comma Rule #3
Use a comma after an introductory word, phase, or dependant clause that begins a sentence and before a tag question or comment that ends it.
Example: If the store is closed, please come home immediately
Comma Rule #4
Put Commas around the name of a person spoken to.
Comma Rule #5
Use a comma around interrupters (Such as: however, moreover, finally, therefore, of cource, by the way, on the other hand, I am sure, I believe, I think, too.)
Comma Rule #6
Put commas aroun additional material that is not essential in the sentence (non restrictive clauses).
Comma Rule #7
Use commas to enclose a direct quotation within a sentence unless the quotation ends with an exclamation mark or question mark.
Comma Rule #8
Use a comma to clarify the meaning of a sentence, even though no other rule calls for one.