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.
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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