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  2. Meet the comma (video) | Khan Academy

    It's this super-useful multi-tool. It's the superhero of a piece of punctuation. So we're not going to cover all of that in this video. The most important thing to remember about the comma is what it does is separate sentence elements. It can separate clauses, it can separate items in a list, it can separate dates.

  3. Extended Rules for Using Commas - Purdue OWL®

    1. Use commas to separate independent clauses when they are joined by any of these seven coordinating conjunctions: and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet. The game was over, but the crowd refused to leave. The student explained her question, yet the instructor still didn't seem to understand.

  4. Comma | The Punctuation Guide

    Comma The comma might be the most troublesome punctuation mark. This is largely due to the many different ways the comma is used. Sometimes, the comma indicates a pause that would occur if the sentence were spoken aloud. Other times, the comma separates grammatical components of the sentence.

  5. What is a comma and when do I use it? - English Grammar

    What is a comma? At the end of a sentence, you will find a full stop. This is an indication that the sentence is over. However, a comma will indicate that you should take a smaller break. And, might also be referred to as a soft pause. It can separate ideas within a sentence, clauses, and words. There are a few rules about how to use a comma ...

  6. There are seven coordinating conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. In a compound sentence, the comma always precedes the coordinating conjunction. Here’s an example: I went to the store, but I forgot to buy milk. When a comma connects two independent clauses, you need to add the conjunction.

  7. The basic function of a comma is to separate nouns ( subjects / objects) in a sentence. A comma can be used to separate phrases or even to separate a phrase and a clause. A comma can be used to separate a main clause from a subordinate clause. A comma can be used before a coordinating conjunction and after a conjunctive adverb in a compound ...

  8. Rules for Comma Usage - Guide to Grammar

    Use a comma + a little conjunction (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so) to connect two independent clauses, as in "He hit the ball well, but he ran toward third base." Contending that the coordinating conjunction is adequate separation, some writers will leave out the comma in a sentence with short, balanced independent clauses (such as we see in ...