before commas... an independent clause is the main part of your sentence. it includes a complete subject and a complete ve...
before commas... a dependent clause is called a subordinate clause. it contains a subject and verb, but cannot stand alone...
before commas... a subordinating conjunction can answer one of these questions: how, why, when, under what circumstances? ...
commas use a comma to separate independent clauses joined by the coordinating conjunctions and, but, for, nor, or, neither...
commas use a comma to set off an introductory dependent clause If you had not gone, the plan would have been successful.
commasuse commas to separatewords, phrases, orclauses in a seriesShe looked behind thedoor, under the table,and beneath th...
commas use commas to separate non- restrictive clauses and phrases from the remainder of the sentence The Queen Mary, whic...
commasuse commas to separateparenthetical words,phrases, or clausesYou are, however,correct in yourstatement.
commas use commas between coordinating adjectives She was pretty, nice, and funny.
commasuse commas toseparate dates, places,initials, or titles/namesJohn left on July 6,1998, to go toChicago.Rosa Gonzales...
commasuse commas to separatea short quotationJillian asked, “Are youready?”
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Commas

  1. 1. before commas... an independent clause is the main part of your sentence. it includes a complete subject and a complete verb. The telephone rang. (subject) (verb)
  2. 2. before commas... a dependent clause is called a subordinate clause. it contains a subject and verb, but cannot stand alone as a sentence because it contains a subordinating conjunction
  3. 3. before commas... a subordinating conjunction can answer one of these questions: how, why, when, under what circumstances? Because it was loud, I jumped when the telephone rang.
  4. 4. commas use a comma to separate independent clauses joined by the coordinating conjunctions and, but, for, nor, or, neither, yet You understand the use of commas, and your instructor is overjoyed.
  5. 5. commas use a comma to set off an introductory dependent clause If you had not gone, the plan would have been successful.
  6. 6. commasuse commas to separatewords, phrases, orclauses in a seriesShe looked behind thedoor, under the table,and beneath the chair.
  7. 7. commas use commas to separate non- restrictive clauses and phrases from the remainder of the sentence The Queen Mary, which is a large boat, was built in Scotland.
  8. 8. commasuse commas to separateparenthetical words,phrases, or clausesYou are, however,correct in yourstatement.
  9. 9. commas use commas between coordinating adjectives She was pretty, nice, and funny.
  10. 10. commasuse commas toseparate dates, places,initials, or titles/namesJohn left on July 6,1998, to go toChicago.Rosa Gonzales, MD,was the principlewitness for the defense.
  11. 11. commasuse commas to separatea short quotationJillian asked, “Are youready?”
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