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Practical English Grammar

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Commas Part Two


Here are some useful rules when you are working with commas.

2 Use a comma after Yes and No when these words start a sentence.

Yes, we have the show’s starting time.
No, there are no bananas in that store.

3 Use a comma both after consecutive introductory prepositional phrases
and after a long introductory prepositional phrase.

In the middle of New York City, the traffic is very heavy during
rush hour.

In the World Series’ final game that was played in 1960, the Pirates hitter
whacked a home run over the left field wall.

Note: A comma can be placed after a short introductory prepositional
phrase if the sentence’s meaning and flow are improved by the comma.
Read the sentence aloud to see if a comma is justified.

In the first instance, the dog was in the back of the van.
Without Greg’s assistance, Ricardo would have spent many hours on
that project.

4 Use a comma after an introductory participle or participial phrase.
Intrigued, the young child looked into the fishbowl.

Motivated by their drama coach’s remarks, the cast members worked
even harder than before.

5 Use a comma after an introductory adverb clause.

Before we started our vacation, we had the mechanic check out our car.
Note: In most instances (unless the sentence’s meaning is unclear),
an adverb clause that follows an independent clause is not preceded

by a comma.

I cannot recall a single instance when Jimmy was inconsiderate.

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Practical English Grammar - Notes
1. compound subjects part two
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2. Quotation Marks Part Three
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3. Italics Hyphens and Brackets
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4. complete and simple predicates
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5. the object of the preposition
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6. the participle and participial phrase
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7. the adjective clause
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8. what good writers do
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9. compound subject and compound predicate
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10. introducing phrases
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11. the noun adjective pronoun question
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12. the gerund and gerund phrase
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13. introducing clauses
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14. Commas Part Five
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15. types of sentences by purpose
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16. the indirect object
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17. types of nouns
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18. the pronoun
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19. the adjective
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20. the verb
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21. the adverb
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22. The nominative case
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23. Confusing usage words part one
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24. Second Capitalization List
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25. compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
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26. the direct object
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27. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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28. the verb phrase
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29. the noun clause
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30. Confusing usage words part three
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31. Active and passive voices
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32. Commas Part Three
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33. Commas Part Four
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34. Quotation Marks Part Two
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35. regular verb tenses
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36. the preposition
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37. The coordinating conjunction
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38. the interjection
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39. reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
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40. The possessive case
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41. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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42. Confusing usage words part eight
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43. Sound a like words Part Two
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44. The Apostrophe
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45. complete and simple subjects
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46. the adverb phrase
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47. the appositive
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48. the adverb clause
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49. Confusing usage words part three
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50. Confusing usage words part six
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