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  2. Comma Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

    comma: [noun] a punctuation mark, used especially as a mark of separation within the sentence.

  3. Comma - Wikipedia

    The enumeration or ideographic comma — U+3001 、 IDEOGRAPHIC COMMA — is used in Chinese, Japanese punctuation, and somewhat in Korean punctuation. In the People's Republic of China and in North/South Korea, this comma ( t 頓號 , s 顿号 , p dùnhào ) is usually used only to separate items in lists, while in Japan it is the more common ...

  4. What Is A Comma (,) And How Do You Use It? |

    Commas represent a short pause and are used to divide parts of a sentence. Learn how to use a comma in a sentence with these examples and best practices.

  5. Rules for Using Commas | Grammarly

    As mentioned above, when you are listing three or more items, commas should separate each element of the list. However, the final comma—the one that comes before the and—is optional. This comma is called the serial comma or the Oxford comma. Mary needs bread, milk, and butter at the grocery store.

  6. Commas vs. Semicolons - Purdue OWL® - Purdue University

    Commas vs. Semicolons in Compound Sentences. For more information on semicolons, please see the "90-Second Semicolon" vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. A group of words containing a subject and a verb and expressing a complete thought is called a sentence or an independent clause. Sometimes, an independent clause stands alone as ...

  7. When to Use a Comma Before Which | Grammarly

    August 12, 2022 Grammar. Use a comma before which when it introduces a nonrestrictive phrase. Don’t use a comma before which when it’s part of a prepositional phrase, such as “in which.”. Don’t use a comma before which when it introduces an indirect question. Commas can be tricky, but they don’t have to trip you up.

  8. Comma before "that" — The Only Guide You'll Ever Need!

    A comma before “that” is only necessary when it introduces parenthetical information in the middle or at the end of a sentence. Inserting a parenthetical that-remark is possible regardless of the part of speech it belongs to. However, a pre-comma otherwise makes the sentence ungrammatical when “that” non-parenthetically functions as a ...

  9. When to Use a Comma Before "And" | Grammarly

    The word and is a conjunction, and when a conjunction joins two independent clauses, you should use a comma with it. The proper place for the comma is before the conjunction. On Monday we’ll see the Eiffel Tower, and on Tuesday we’ll visit the Louvre. The sentence above contains two independent clauses, so it requires a comma before and.

  10. A general rule of thumb for comma before with. A good rule to follow is to ask yourself “Is the phrase after “with” describing the word before “with”. Here, we don’t add the comma because we are describing his friend. It’s his friend who has the broken leg, not Blake. “Blake helped his friend, with a broken leg”.

  11. When to Use A Comma Before "Or" | Grammarly

    The answer depends on how you are using or. Always place a comma before or when it begins an independent clause, but if it begins a dependent clause, don’t. In a series (or list) of three or more items, you can use a comma before or, but this is a preference, not a rule. People often get muddled about whether to place a comma before ...