Commas Part Three

Commas Part Three

Here are some additional helpful comma rules.

  • Use a comma to separate two or more adjectives that precede a noun. To
    check if a comma is needed, separate the two adjectives with the word
    and. If it sounds logical, a comma is required.

    She is an intelligent, fair leader.
    The draftee is a strong, athletic player.
    Note: In the sentence, ‘‘We were served fried green tomatoes as part of
    our meal,’’ fried is an adverb, not another adjective. Thus, a comma is
    not necessary.)

  • Use a comma to separate independent clauses joined by the conjunctions
    for, and, nor, but, or, and yet.

    The singer wanted to perform at Carnegie Hall, but her schedule
    prevented that.

    You can drive, or you can walk.

    Note: When you use the conjunctions for, so, and yet to join
    independent clauses, always use a comma before the conjunction. For
    the conjunctions and, nor, but, and or, a comma is not required as long
    as the independent clauses are relatively short, AND the sentence is
    understandable and clear without the comma.

    Our principal understood and she responded immediately.
    (no comma needed)

  • Use a comma to set off a word or words in direct address.
    Ellie, would you like us to pull you on the float again?

    This situation, Eve, is drastic.
    Will you lend a hand here, Nicky?

  • Use a comma to set off parenthetical (provides additional information
    and is loosely connected to the sentence’s content) expressions, such as,
    ‘‘I believe,’’ ‘‘For example,’’ ‘‘On the other hand,’’ ‘‘In the first place,’’
    ‘‘As a matter of fact,’’ ‘‘To tell the truth,’’ ‘‘Of course,’’ and ‘‘However.’’
    This, I believe, is the best method
  • --- >>>
  • the interjection
  • Active and passive voices
  • agreement between indefinite pronouns and their antecedents
  • agreement involving prepositional phrases
  • Commas Part Five
  • Commas Part Four
  • Commas Part One
  • Commas Part Three
  • Commas Part Two
  • complete and simple predicates
  • complete and simple subjects
  • complex sentences
  • compound complex sentences
  • compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
  • compound subject and compound predicate
  • compound subjects part two
  • compound subjects part one
  • Confusing usage words part eight
  • Confusing usage words part five
  • Confusing usage words part four
  • Confusing usage words part one
  • Confusing usage words part seven
  • Confusing usage words part six
  • Confusing usage words part three
  • Confusing usage words part three 2
  • Confusing usage words part two
  • First Capitalization List
  • indefinite pronouns
  • Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
  • introducing clauses
  • introducing phrases
  • Irregular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • irregular verbs part one
  • irregular verbs part two
  • Italics Hyphens and Brackets
  • Misplaced and dangling modifiers
  • More Apostrophe Situations
  • More subject verb agreement situations
  • Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
  • Periods Question Marks and Exclamation Marks
  • personal pronouns
  • pronouns and their antecedents
  • Quotation Marks Part Three
  • Quotation Marks Part One
  • Quotation Marks Part Two
  • reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
  • Regular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • regular verb tenses
  • Second Capitalization List
  • sentences fragments and run on sentences
  • singular and plural nouns and pronouns
  • Sound a like words Part Four
  • Sound a like words Part Three
  • Sound a like words Part Two
  • Sound alike words part one
  • subject and verb agreement
  • subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
  • subject verb agreement situations
  • the adjective
  • the adjective clause
  • the adjective phrase
  • the adverb
  • the adverb clause
  • the adverb phrase
  • The Apostrophe
  • the appositive
  • The Colon
  • The coordinating conjunction
  • the correlative conjunction
  • the direct object
  • the gerund and gerund phrase
  • the indirect object
  • the infinitive and infinitive phrase
  • The nominative case
  • the noun
  • the noun adjective pronoun question
  • the noun clause
  • the object of the preposition
  • the participle and participial phrase
  • The possessive case
  • The possessive case 2
  • The possessive case and pronouns
  • the preposition
  • the prepositional phrase
  • the pronoun
  • The Semicolon
  • the subordinating conjunction
  • the verb
  • The verb be
  • the verb phrase
  • Transitive and intransitive verbs
  • types of nouns
  • types of sentences by purpose
  • Using Capital Letters
  • what good writers do
  • My Account / Test History

    Every person, including identical twins, has a unique eye and tongue print along with their finger print.      .. More >>
    My Account
    English Test
    Verbal Reasoning
    GK Quiz
    Grammar Test