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    • COMMAS RULE !!
    • RULE # 1 Use a comma before but , or , nor , for , so , and yet when they join independent clauses.
      • Hector pressed the button , and the engine started up.
    • RULE # 2 Use a comma with an introductory adverb clause.
      • When you see smoke , you know there is a fire.
    • RULE # 3 Use a comma after an introductory word.
      • Ah , nothing tastes as good as cold lemonade on a hot day!
    • RULE # 4 Use a comma after introductory phrases: -participial phrase -prepositional phrase (if 4 + words) -prepositional phrase (if 2 or more in a row) -Infinitive phrase used as an adjective
    • Introductory Phrases
      • Participial Phrase :
      • Switching on a flashlight , the ranger led
      • the way down the path.
      • Prepositional Phrase (if 4 + words ):
      • Inside the green gate , she built a shed.
      • Prepositional Phrase (if 2 or more in a row)
      • By the end of the train ride , the children were
      • exhausted.
    • RULE # 5 Use a comma for direct address
      • Mr. Young , would you please explain the definition again.
    • RULE # 6 Use a comma/commas with adjective clauses. (non-essential use 2 commas or none)
      • Griffins , which are mythological beasts , are seen on many coat of arms.
    • RULE # 7 Use commas with dates and addresses.
      • On December 5 , 1984, their address became 25 Peralta Road , Oakland , CA 94611.
      • Please send this letter to Ms. Marybeth Correio , 1255 S.E. 56 th Street , Belleview , Wa. 98006.
    • RULE # 8 Use a comma with 3 or more items with “and” or “or”.
      • The adults talked , laughed , took photographs , and shared memories.
    • RULE # 9 Use a comma with two or more adjectives that are together without any conjunction and only if they can be reversed or “and” put between them.
      • The gray , darkening sky caused me to hurry home.
    • RULE #10 Use a comma before a direct quotation.
      • Sara shouted , “We can win team!”
    • NO Comma? Do NOT use a comma if you have a compound subject, verb or any other compound part.
        • He went to tennis practice and finished his homework before 9 PM.
    • NO Comma? Do NOT use a comma before a regular order adverb clause. (ROAC)
      • I will call my best friend about my homework after I finish eating dinner . (ROAC)