punctuation

the comma

8 Comma Rules to Remember

Commas are one of the most commonly used punctuation tools, but also one of the most misused in the writer’s toolbox.
You may have been taught to use a comma when the reader would naturally pause, or need to take a breath, but that’s just a guideline. Of course, grammar gets more specific. There are, in fact, explicit grammar rules to govern the application of commas. But those rules can vary from style guide to style guide, creating a more confusing mess for even skilled writers. So we’re here to clear up some of the most useful rules in an attempt to end the plight of the comma.

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