|The comma will put a pause in your sentence: If you would finish eating your lunch, we could play|
outside. The comma separates a list of at least three items: I like to play with Jan, Jill, Joe and Brad. When using quotations either at the beginning or the end:
Joe said, ''Are you coming to the movie later?'' ''Come to the movies,'' said Joe. The comma allows you to combine 2 ideas into a single sentence. (Subordinate/Dependent Clause) While I work on my homework, my friend will play the piano. Use a comma after introductory words or phrases.
Well, I see you finally finished your homework!
Use a comma to show the relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows. (Apposition) My teacher, Mr. Clark, is a great singer!
Keep this comma tip sheet handy to help you remember when and how to use a comma. Complete the comma worksheets to test your understanding of comma use.