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Use commas to separate
two or more adjectives describing the same noun.
It was a long, hot summer.
Use commas to separate
two or more items in a simple series
Temperature was 98.6, pulse 8, respirations 22, and blood pressure 132/74.
Use commas to separate
lines of a full address when listed horizontally and/or within a sentence.
2152 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL, 99999
Use commas to separate
a person's name from his/her credential or title
John A. Smith, Jr., MD
Use commas to separate
two or more independent clauses
She was evaluated in triage, and she was found to be hypotensive.
Use commas to set off
nonessential words or phrases that introduce an independent clause
Without consent from the parent, I felt we could not move forward with surgery.
Use commas to set off
nonessential words or phrases that interrupt the flow from subject to verb or from verb to object within an independent clause
The problem, if I remember correctly, was related to the patient's diet.
Use commas to set off
nonessential words or afterthoughts that occur at the end of an independent clause.
There is very little that we can offer her at this point, unfortunately.
Use commas to set off
appositives or direct address
I have requested a consult with a pulmonologist, Dr. Jones, for respirator management.
Use commas to set off
nonessential or dependent clauses within an independent clause
The mass, which was biopsied in September, is unchanged on today's exam.
Use commas to set off
month, day, and year when all three are written
On July 1, 1998, she underwent successful CABG.
Use commas to set off
full-sentence quotations from the rest of the independent clause.
The patient's husband stated, "I found her on the kitchen floor unresponsive and not breathing."