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Use a colon after the salutation of a business letter.
Dear President:
Use a comma after the salution of a friendly letter and after the closing of any letter.
Dear Mrs. Drogosch,
You are soooo nice.
Use commas to set off apposotives and apposotive phrases that are not needed to understand the meaning of a sentence.
apposotive: My best friend, Karen, is really nice.

apposotive phrase: Karen,my best friend, is very nice.
Use a comma before and,but,for,nor,so,and yet when they join the parts of a compound sentence.
I like pizza, but I like ice cream better.
Use commas to separate items in a series-words and groups of words.
Today I ate pizza,fries, and Ice Cream
Use a semicolon between parts of a compound sentence if they are not joined by and,but,or,nor,for, or yet
I like Burger King; Mcdonalds is better though.
Use a comma after such words as well,yes,no,and why when they begin a sentence.
Yes, I would be glad to help you.
Use commas to set off words used in a direct address.
Katie, you have something on your teeth.
Use a colon between the hour and the minute when you write the time.
It is 8:30 p.m.
Use commas to separate two or more adjectives that come before a noun.
Alexander had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Use commas to separate items in dates and addresses.
Date: I was born on October 31,1990.

Address: I live at 6412 Emerald Lakes, Troy, MI. 48085
Use a colon before a list of items, especially after expressions such as The Following and As Follows.
The people who got 100% are as follows: Katie Smith, Justin Walker, and Julia Brown.