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Commas | Punctuation Rules

Rule 3a. Many inexperienced writers run two independent clauses together by
using ... But sometimes a comma in this situation is necessary to avoid confusion.

Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence ... sentence-parts.html

Learn more about comma usage from the pros! There are just too many ways to
use the comma (it's a basic punctuation mark, after all) to fit in one sentence.

Rules for Comma Usage

Rules for Comma Usage. ... Sometimes, though, the "because clause" must be
set off with a comma to avoid misreading: I knew that President Nixon would ...

Rule 1. To avoid confusion, use commas to separate words and ... Basic%20Rules%20of%20Grammar%20WORD%202003%20Docu...

Starr III. Rule. 8. Use commas to set off expressions that interrupt sentence flow.
.... Link lengthy clauses or clauses with commas to avoid confusion between ...

Grammar and Punctuation: Comma Rules Explained - Aims ...

Aug 22, 2011 ... Rule #1: Use a comma to separate independent clauses linked with ... This rule
can be confusing because introductory elements are often hard ...


(iii) A comma is used to separate the independent clauses of a compound ... The
board may adopt rules to implement this chapter and shall report ... To avoid
confusion, the drafter should use the affirmative form, "A person may not . . . ,".

Comma - AMA Manual of Style

There are definite rules for using commas; however, usage is often subjective. ...
The comma is used to separate phrases, clauses, and groups of words and to ...
are needed for sense or readability or to avoid confusion or misinterpretation.

Using Semicolons – The Writing Center – UW–Madison

Rules for Using Semicolons A semicolon is most commonly used to link (in a
single sentence) ... Avoid using a comma when a semicolon is needed: ... Both
parts of the sentence are independent clauses, and commas should not be used
to ...

Commas, uses of

he · Appendix III: Word Wise · Appendix IV: Fallacies ... Joining commas join
independent (sentence-like) clauses that have intervening ... A serial comma
after Mike Tyson would avoid the ambiguity and possibly a couple of libel suits, ...
an essay, on the other hand, would be better advised to keep to the grammatical

17.2: Commas - Humanities Libertexts

Jun 5, 2019 ... ... Rhetoric · Part III: Grammar and Mechanics · 17: Usage and Mechanics ... They
set off cumulative elements at the end of a sentence or clause. ... If you can put
the word “and” and it makes sense, the comma usage is correct. ... where it is
needed to avoid confusion (for example where one or more items in ...

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