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Basic comma rules: 1. Use commas to separate items in a series: “She ate a sandwich, an apple, and a cookie.” “I ran down the street, around the bend, and into a brick wall.” 2. Use a comma in a compound sentence: “I am going to visit Paris this summer, and I hope to remain there for several weeks.” “Jenny is very tall, but her sister is very short.” 3. Use a comma after introductory expressions, phrases, and dependent clauses in a sentence: “Unfortunately, my dog ate my homework.” “Despite his hard work, he failed the exam.” “Whenever I visit Cape Cod, I eat clam chowder.” 4. Place a comma between coordinate adjectives: “She is a kind, patient woman.” “I ate a delicious, extremely fattening jelly doughnut.”
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5. Use commas to set off transitional or interrupter expressions and contrasting elements: “Ben is tall. All of his brothers, however, are short.” “My parents, needless to say, were thrilled with my good grades.” “It is my history teacher, not my English teacher,
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2011 for the course ENGL 1001 taught by Professor Daniel during the Spring '11 term at UGA.

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