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I like to play sports but I hate to study.
I like to play sports, but I hate to study.
Commas separate two complete sentences linked by a coordinating conjunction.
Human beings unlike animals have the ability to reason.
Human beings, unlike animals, have the ability to reason.
A comma sets off contrasted elements.
Bill my friend lends me all his Playstation games.
Bill, my friend, lends me all his Playstation games.
Commas set off appositives.
The new Saturn covered in mud looks worn out.
The new Saturn, covered in mud, looks worn out.
Commas set off nonrestrictive elements.
September 25 2002
September 25, 2002
A comma sets off the day of the month from the year.
Having reviewed the material she passed out the test.
Having reviewed the material, she passed out the test.
A comma usually follows an introductory phrase.
I said "Where are you going?"
I said, "Where are you going?"
Commas precede a direct quotation.
The apple was green tart and tasty.
The apple was green, tart, and tasty.
Commas separate three or more parallell elements.
I know however that he was telling a lie.
I know, however, that he was telling a lie.
A comma sets off transitional expressions.
Yes I know that is true.
Yes, I know that is true.
A comma usually follows introductory words.
When you get home start packing.
When you get home, start packing.
A comma usually follows an introductory adverb clause.
I live in Huntsville Alabama.
I live in Huntsville, Alabama.
Commas set off certain geographical locations.
The juicy tender steak made my mouth water.
The juicy, tender steak made my mouth water.
Commas separate two coordinating adjectives modifying the same noun.
Oh I wish I had made an "A" on the test.
Oh, I wish I had made an "A" on the test.
Commas set off mild interjections.
My idea of a great vacation is eating out sleeping late and watching television.
My idea of a great vacation is eating out, sleeping late, and watching television.
Commas separate clauses in a series.
Her attitude then is what got her into trouble.
Her attitude, then, is what got her into trouble.
A comma sets off a paranthetical expression.
"Lou" she said "let's go someplace after class."
"Lou," she said, "let's go someplace after class."
A comma goes inside the first set of quotations when the sentence is interrupted.
I brought hotdogs buns and ketchup to the picnic.
I brought hotdogs, buns, and ketchup to the picnic.
Commas separate words in a series.
Tony where have you been?
Tony, where have you been?
Commas set off words of direct address.