Click here to read the first part of this article.
Last week, TextRanch published some comma guidelines and quick tips on usage.
But we couldn’t cover everything in just one article, which is why a follow-up was needed. The rules today are a little more advanced, so please pay close attention! Without further ado, we present to you 5 MORE rules to remember:
We at TextRanch have recognized this struggle, and this is our response to it! Getting right to the point, here are five more situations in which commas are needed:
1. After introductory clauses
Short dependent clauses are often used to start sentences. In these situations, insert a comma right at the end.
2. When giving a direct answer to a question
With yes/no responses, we represent the natural pause that is taken in speech with a comma.
3. To set off nonessential information
Excess info can sometimes pop up in the middle of a sentence. When this occurs, set it off with punctuation.
4. Between coordinate adjectives
Here’s the rule: If you can place “and” between two adjectives, a comma is needed in the middle.
5. After “i.e.” and “e.g.”
This last one is simple but easy to forget! Just follow these abbreviations with a comma.
Whoa, that was a lot to take in! But if you’ve read both parts of our comma guide, you are well on your way to becoming a master of English punctuation.
Click here to see part one here if you missed it.
And before you go, please know that there are still a few more comma guidelines we’d like to share, so look out for the final part of this series next week!
It’s the grand finale!
Have a great day! ♥
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