Punctuation and Capitalization
Commas Colons and Semicolons
Is a comma necessary before a quote?
Such as a comma b and c or a comma b comma and c People say the last comma before and is not necessary?
When you have a quote and the 'he said' comes after the quote do you use a period or a comma after the quote?
Asked in Grammar, Commas Colons and Semicolons
Do you need a comma before and after for example?
It depends. Here are examples: In this sentence, a comma is only necessary after the "for example": For example, yesterday she fell down and didn't even cry. In this sentence, a comma is necessary before and after "for example": You, for example, would also be depressed if you were failing trigonometry.
Do you add a comma before Jr or Sr or III in a name?
No comma is necessary before "Jr.", "Sr.", and the like. No comma has ever been necessary before "III", "IV", etc. From the Chicago Manual of Style (http://ow.ly/gcv0): But please note that within text, if you decide to use the more traditional comma before Jr. or Sr., the function of the comma is to set off these abbreviations, so an additional comma is needed after the abbreviation if the sentence continues (as in my first sentence above).
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Does a comma belong in this sentence We are denying your request at this time?
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Do you have to use a comma before and?
That depends on how you are using the word. It isn't always necessary, but if the word "and" is joining two independent clauses (independent clauses are basically sentences that can stand on their own), then you definitely need a comma before the word and, or any coordinating conjunction. Examples: Apples and oranges may be different, but they are both delicious. I like to eat apples, and I love orange juice. In the first example, a comma is not necessary before the word and because it is just joining two words together. In the second, the comma is necessary because the word and is joining two sentences together.