Functions of Comma (,)
The Comma (,) Rules With Examples
- Use To Separate Items in a Series
Example: I need to buy eggs, milk, bread, and crackers.
- Use Before Coordinating Conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
Example: Mark loves cars, so he’s going to buy one.
- Use When Quoting Someone
Example: “Let’s order a pizza,” said Joey.
- Use After Introductory Clauses and Phrases
Example: Because Naomi loves cats, she’s fostering kittens.
- Use After Introductory Adverbs and Mild Interjections
Example: Yes, I know where that restaurant is
- Use To Highlight Non-Defining Clauses
Example: Jill, who goes to school with my cousin, plays lacrosse.
- Use To Separate Coordinate Adjectives
Example: The adorable, sweet, and loving baby giggled.
- Use To Address Someone Directly
Example: Stop annoying me. June!
- Use When Indicating Negation
Example: We moved to Idaho, not Utah.