Do you always need to put a comma before the word so?
Certainly not. When the word so introduces a purpose clause, for example "I went home so I could watch it on TV" or modifies a modifier, for example "It was so heavy I couldn't lift the rock" it does not take a comma. Use the comma to separate independent clauses, for example "I was home, so I watched in on TV" and "The rock was big, so I couldn't lift it."
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\nIn the U.S., "e.g." almost always needs a comma before and after. (According to the Chicago Manual of Style and others.)\n. \nUsually when we say, "for example," before listing examples, we offset "for example" by commas. An abbreviation meaning the same thing is no different.\n. \nBut I underst…and that in the U.K. they often leave out the comma. I can't verify that. ( Full Answer )
I think you are thinking of a series comma. It is used when there are three or more things listed. Example: I bought the butter, milk, and eggs. The second comma is the series comma. I was taught that it is the preferred method, but many publishers do not use it, particuarly newspapers.. No. In lis…ts you can omit the last comma: the idea is that the comma takes the place of and anyhow. This method is more common in England. In America the use of the extra comma (called the Oxford comma) is more common.. Like the above answerers have already explained, you don't necessarily need the last comma in a series of words/phrases. Whether you use it or not depends on where you learned English, who you learned it from, and personal preference. I think the extra comma helps the reader to understand what they are reading, but it really doesn't matter. However, you may also be talking about using and in a compound sentence. For example, you would say, "George ran a mile, and he also practiced rim shots." Note the comma between the two complete phrases. You only put it there if the second phrase is insubordinate, or stand-alone (it needs a subject and a predicate). Without the comma, you would have to remove the subject like so: "George ran a mile and also practiced rim shots." As a review, you DO use a comma if you have two or more STAND-ALONE (subject and predicate) clauses. ( Full Answer )
Generally, if you are writing a sentence that contains a list, you omit the comma before the "and" in the list. Example: The three primary colors of paints are red, yellow and blue.
\n. \n. \nIt depends on the structure of the sentence.\n. \n1. If it is a compound sentence with one subject, the answer is usually no. Example:\n. \nBob ate his dinner and went to bed.\n. \n2. If it is a compound sentence with two subjects and two verbs (or more), the answer is yes. Example:…\n. \nBob ate his dinner, and Suzie went to bed.\n. \nThe key is, could each half of the sentence stand as a separate sentence? If so, use a comma.\n. \n3. In lists, the comma before "and" is optional. The important thing is to be consistent. Examples:\n. \nFor dinner, I had steak, potatoes, iced tea, and chocolate cake.\n. \nFor dinner, I had steak, potatoes, iced tea and chocolate cake.\n. \nBoth are correct. Some people advocate using the last comma (called the terminal comma) to clarify the meaning. For instance, the two following sentences are both correct, but the second one doesn't have the terminal comma, and the meaning is ambiguous because of it:\n. \nI dedicate this book to my parents, Ayn Rand, and God.\n. \nI dedicate this book to my parents, Ayn Rand and God. ( Full Answer )
Only when the such as begins a clause. A comma indicates a pause, or a change of direction in the thought.
No, definitely not. In very many cases it would not even be optional. It would simply be wrong.
No. A comma precedes "such as" when what follows is an example of whatever went before. In this case, it is nonrestrictive. (For nonrestrictive constructions: use a comma.) Example My favorite flavors of candy are fruit flavors, such as cherry and lemon. . The sentence is complete and the ide…a is complete without the list of specific instances. The list just illustrates the meaning of "fruit flavors" but does not restrict it. So it is nonrestrictive and needs a comma. You don't use a comma before "such as" when what follows defines or limits what went before. In this case it is restrictive. (For restrictive constructions: no comma.) Example The refugees were unable to carry things such as clothes, bedding, and furniture. . Here, what comes after "such as" serves to define (restrict) the idea of "things." The category isn't named. The list is necessary to explain what kinds of things the refugees had to leave behind. The category might be "household goods," but it isn't stated--instead, the "such as" list supplies the definition. It is restrictive. No comma. (It would be better English to say "such things as...," but this wording stresses the parallel example.) If you rewrote this sentence to name the category, you would then not need the comma: The refugees were unable to carry their household goods, such as clothes, bedding, and furniture. . ( Full Answer )
A comma does not always come before the phrase such as. A comma isonly used in front of such as if it is a part of a non-restrictiveclause.
Maybe. Maybe not.. Sometimes. Othertimes not.. Whether the use of a comma is or is not appropriate depends on the context.
This will depend how the word "please" is used.. Most sentences are unlikely to need a comma after the word, e.g. ""Please may I have a chocolate?" or "Please get me that book.". However, a cmma could be used in some instances, e.g. "If you please, would you get me that book?"
N o. . Comma is used to separate thi ngs a nd the word because is a co nju nctio n. Co nju nctio ns co n nect thi ngs. .
Yes and No, either way, it doesn't matter. Ans no. 2 If you want to write correct English then it does matter. You should separate items in a list by commas except that the last two items are separated by the word 'and' but with no comma. Example - The five full vowels in the English langua…ge are a, e, i, o and u. ( Full Answer )
If it is used as a conjuction in a compound sentence, it comes before the word. Ex: We need to stop at the store, which is on our way to school.
When listing three or more items such as:. She likes dogs, cats, and fish. When using and as a conjunction:. She likes dogs, and she likes cats.
it goes after.. like .... so, what did you do at the weekend?. There you gooo :D
You do not always need to use a comma with the word so but if you do, it is best to use the comma before the word. An example is "The travellers faced a long drive home, so they decided to stop at MacDonald's first."
Yes you are, and I'll even give you an example!\n. \nCommas are tricky beasts and people have a tendency to either overuse them or leave them out entirely; knowing when to put one in and when to leave one out is something of a black art. The rules governing their usage in some areas -- lists, sepa…ration of clauses, parenthetical phrases, between adjectives, etc. -- are fairly straightforward, although some, such as the infamous "Oxford comma", are still hotly debated. Outside of these areas it's largely a matter of style, but on the whole as long as you're using a few without going overboard you should be safe. ( Full Answer )
You do not always need to use a comma with the word so but if you do, it is best to only use the comma before the word. An example is "The travellers faced a long drive home, so they decided to stop at MacDonald's first."
no. "Sally and John went for a walk." there is a comma in front of "and" only when it is used as the beginning of another phrase. "Sally and John went for a walk, and then they went to the zoo." no.
No, it is not always required to use a comma before but. Usually the only time you will put a comma before the word 'but' is when you are separating two independent clauses. Examples of a sentence that doesn't require a comma: 1. "We enjoy eating fish but not squid." 2. "Everyone but Sally eats f…ish." ( Full Answer )
The best guide is to put a comma when there is a short gap between the words when spoken.
Not necessarily. The presence of too many commas is not considered consistent with good usage.
No. I comma is inserted in the middle of a sentence, statement, a statement that lists several items, or identifying portion of a statement. Where a comma is inserted depends in most cases on the tense of the sentence and whether or not that person needs to pause. Therefore, the word "which" does no…t always have to have a comma. Please always look at the context of what is being stated and the way it is being expressed. This way you will know whether or not to put a comma. Also put a comma before and after a proper name identified in the middle of a sentence. (example: The supervisor, Bill, will handle it from here). ( Full Answer )
It depends on the type of sentence. So your answer would be not all the time. I hope that helps! :)
You generally do not use a comma before "until." For example: . I ran until I as so tired I had to stop. . She waited until he finished work at 6. . Study until you feel comfortable with the material.
However may take a comma when used as a conjunction. When however is an adverb, it takes no commas. Observe the difference between these two sentences: You may enter however you are dressed; You may enter, however, if you are dressed.
Depending on what the sentence is about you may use a comma before 'called';however, in some instances you may not be allowed to place a comma before the word called.
It depends how your saying the sentence.For example: We should keep the library open, so kids can read. In this sentence the comma goes after 'open' because 'we should keep the library open' can be a sentence. ha ha ha
A comma is placed before and (and all other coÃ¶rdinating conjunctions) when the conjunction is being used to combine two independent clauses. In the sentence "My name is Joey, and I am thirteen years old," a comma precedes the conjunction and to hold the two clauses together.
Not necessarily. There is no word in English that requires a comma. Use a comma when but introduces a new clause. ---- yes, but that is only because it is good English :) x i think itd the
If I remember correctly you put it before, but my memory isn't quite what it used to be.... lol
Yes, if both of the sentences on each side of the and are independent or complete sentences
Not necessarily. There is no word or phrase in English that requires a comma. Use a comma when which introduces a clause. We may get that which we desire. We got him fired, which was our desire.
Not necessarily. Commas are a feature of sentence structure. There is no word or phrase in English that requires one.
Not necessarily. Commas are a feature of sentence structure. There is no word or phrase in English that requires one.
No I would not bc this doesnt make sence Howerever , which the dephant is cleary right Or How would you decicde , which the dephant is right
It depends on the sentence, but you generally place it before. Here's an example: "White light contains all other light spectra, including blue, red, green, etc..." An example of a sentence in which you would place a comma both before and after is "White light contains all other light spectra, in…cluding, but not limited to blue, red and green." See the related links for more information. ( Full Answer )
The word "where" requires a comma only where it introduces a non-restrictive independent clause. That is, where it presents additional information rather than identifying a specific thing or instance. Examples: "He went back to the house where he had left his keys." (restrictive clause, identifies …a specific house) "He went back to the house, where he had left his keys." (non-restrictive clause, the house is not modified) "He visited the castle where the Blarney stone is displayed." "He visited Blarney Castle, where the Blarney Stone is displayed." "They crossed the border where it was unguarded." "They crossed the border in the mountains, where it was unguarded." ( Full Answer )
It actually depends on what form you are using the word "anyway" in. Here are 2 examples: "So anyway, I went to the mall" or "She probably would've done it, anyway."
You need a comma when but coordinates two clauses (in a compound sentence), as in "She left for school, but her brother stayed home sick." You could say that the "reason" for the comma is because there are two separate people ( she and her brother-- the subjects) doing two separate things (l…eaving for school and staying home--the predicates). The comma is optional (I believe) when the word but coordinates two verb phrases (in a compound predicate), as in "She left for school but forgot her homework on the table." You should use a comma, however, when there is a stark contrast, as in "She wanted to go to school, but was too sick to get out of bed." ( Full Answer )
No. Her name is Kylie. (No comma needed.) My niece, Kylie, is four. (The commas are needed to set apart the appositive from the rest of the sentence. An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun in the sentence. It is considered additional information because it is not grammatica…lly necessary to the sentence.) ( Full Answer )
It depends on the context. It can be correct to put a comma before "then" or after "then", or not to have a comma either before or after "then". There is no word or phrase in English that requires a comma. Examples: Turn left at the light, then take the next right, and then take the second righ…t after that. Let's eat dinner now, and then, if you'd like, you can play video games. ( Full Answer )
No. It depends on the context of the phrase: "I need a parasol so that I may go out in the sun." "You hit me first anyway , so that makes us even."
There is a bear in my kitchen, so I will shut the door. I have just broken my leg, so I'm going to go eat some pudding. My TV set is broken, so I'm going to go sit on my neighbor's lawn and watch his TV through the window. I hope that helped. :)
it depends on the sentence. for example- 'i am handing in my resignation , as i have found a more sophisticated job. hope this helps!
Not necessarily. There is no word or phrase that requires a comma. When it means "because," the phrase "in that" often introduces a clause, in which case it is the clause that takes the comma, not the words.
Not necessarily. Commas are a feature of sentence structure. There is no word or phrase in English that requires a comma.
Yes, it is generally a good idea as it prevents that sentence from becoming too long. It is like a "pause" in the sentence.
No. The placement of commas has more to do with the flow of the sentence; there are no unbreakable rules for placing commas before or after certain words. Even placing a comma before the word and is correct under certain circumstances.
Depends on what kind of senence it is. 1. Should I get Tuna or Salmon? 2. Do you want to get that, or shoud I go get that? - Hope I hepled, bye!