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Punctuation Usage Of Commas In The English Language
A comma follows after the writer wants the reader to pause after a name, a word, a succession of words, a phrase or phrases.
A Comma Follows After Succession Of Descriptive Words Or Phrases
Proper writing or speaking must do three things. It must (1) make sense, (2) sound right and (3) feel comfortable. Please note in the following sentence, the punctuation of commas: “The boy appeared courageous when he encountered the big, gray, hairy and red eyed dog. Sometimes when the last description is mentioned, there should not be a comma between the described words before the last described word such as “hairy and red eyed” or like “a phrase or phrases. The word “dog” is the second object immediately following the last described word. A comma is also used after a succession of phrases such as: “I saw the cat run over the food, under the porch, through the gangway, across the street and into the Jefferson’s back yard.
Various Comma Uses
- The American flag is red, white and blue.
- There are white stars, a blue shade behind the stars with red and white stripes across.
- The American flag should stand for unity, justice, equality and fairness for all people of America the beautiful.
- Take your stand, speak your peace and forever hold your ground.
Some Comma Uses
That was a great hub on how to cook okra.
(In our HP comments) Hello LaTasha, that was a great hub on how to cook okra.
From a Michael Jackson tune:
Just a little bit of love every day, will surely keep the doctor away.
Why Use A Comma
A comma should be used so that the idea written will not be overlooked. For instance: We went into the cave, through the water, under the rock opening and out to the other side. See http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/adjectives.htm
- Purdue OWL: Commas
This resource offers a number of pages about comma use.