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    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 the chair.
    • 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.
    • 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, MD,was the principlewitness for the defense.
    • commasuse commas to separatea short quotationJillian asked, “Are youready?”