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  2. Comma Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

    1. : a punctuation mark, used especially as a mark of separation within the sentence. 2. : pause, interval. 3. : any of several nymphalid butterflies (genus Polygonia) with a silvery comma-shaped mark on the underside of the hind wings.

  3. Comma Definition & Meaning |

    The comma (,) is a punctuation mark that indicates a pause in a sentence, sets off words, phrases, or clauses, separates items in a list, and performs many other functions. The comma is one of the most versatile and commonly misused punctuation marks in English. It serves many different functions in English, such as:

  4. A comma normally follows a participial phrase that introduces a sentence: Grabbing her umbrella, Kate raced out of the house. Confused by her sister’s sudden change in mood, Jill stayed quiet. When an adverbial phrase begins a sentence, it’s often followed by a comma, but it doesn’t have to be, especially if it’s short. As a rule of ...

  5. Comma - Wikipedia

    The comma, is a punctuation mark that appears in several variants in different languages. It has the same shape as an apostrophe or single closing quotation mark (’) in many typefaces, but it differs from them in being placed on the baseline of the text. Some typefaces render it as a small line, slightly curved or straight, but inclined from ...

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

    What is a comma (,)? A comma is a punctuation mark that represents a short pause and is used to divide parts of a sentence. A comma usually resembles a dot with a tail (,) and is placed at the bottom of a line of text or writing. The comma has many, many different uses and is often the punctuation mark that people have the most difficulty with.

  7. When to Use a Comma (,) | Guide, Rules & Examples. Commas are used to split up different parts of a sentence, and when used correctly they bring clarity and flow to your writing. They’re probably the most common piece of punctuation in English, which means that they’re often the most misused.

  8. Commas | Comma Rules and Usage -

    Commas and periods are the most frequently used punctuation marks. Commas customarily indicate a brief pause; they're not as final as periods. Rule 1. Use commas to separate words and word groups in a simple series of three or more items. Example: My estate goes to my husband, son, daughter-in-law, and nephew.

  9. Do you put a comma before “and” in a list? -

    The serial comma is a comma that comes before the final item in a list of three or more items. It comes before the conjunction (“and” or “or”): “John, Mandy, and Lupita.”. Without the serial comma, the same phrase would be “John, Mandy and Lupita.”. The serial comma is optional; different style guides have different recommendations.

  10. What Is a Company, How to Start One, Different Types - ...

    Company: An entity formed to engage in a business. A company may be organized in various ways for tax and financial liability purposes. The line of business the company is in will generally ...

  11. Business: A business is an organization or enterprising entity engaged in commercial, industrial or professional activities. A company transacts business activities through the production of a ...