Comma Rules:

“The least you need to know”

 

Commas in a Series

 

Lilia purchased clothes a suitcase and a one way ticket to Oregon.

 

Lilia purchased a wide variety of clothes from Hollister and Hot Topic a genuine Coach suitcase from the Wrentham Outlet store and a one way ticket to her family’s hunting lodge in Oregon.

 

Commas in Compound Sentences:

 

Jake drove the getaway car and Sam was arrested for robbing his favorite tattoo parlor.

 

Jake drove the getaway car and Sam was arrested.

 

Comma Usage in Appositives:  “The Rumor Rule”

 

Herman the kid with buck teeth was dating the prom queen.

 

 

Comma Usage in Nouns of Direct Address:

 

Alex where on Earth did you get that thing?

 

Where on Earth Alex did you get that thing?

 

Where on Earth did you get that thing Alex?

 

 

 

 

 

Comma Usage in Introductory Words:

 

Yes I will have some more cake.

By the way I love Hearth and Kettle’s chocolate cake.

 

Comma Usage in Interrupters:

I love by the way Hearth and Kettle’s chocolate cake.

 

 

Comma Usage with Two Adjectives and the Exception:

 

It was a long cold night for the contestant on Survivor.

 

 

Comma Usage in Dates and Addresses:

 

April 23 1616 was the day Shakespeare died.

 

A bill from 1313 Mockingbird Lane Hyannis MA 02601 came in the mail today.

 

The notice was given in May 2006.

 

 

Comma Usage in Letter Parts/ Salutations:

 

Dear

 

Love always

 

To Mr. Clark