Where would you use a comma after a conjunction?
You would use a comma after a conjunction when the sentence structure calls for it. For example: "Tell me what the weather will be tomorrow and, if good, whether you want to go to the park." The conjunction is "and" but the phrase "if good" is conditional and must be separated by commas. Answer True, you use a comma after a conjunction when the sentence structure calls for it. To explain the example given above, the comma after if good denotes the separation of an introductory prepositional phrase. The sentence itself is awkward, and conversational--not really proper written English. It works though. Generally, a comma follows a conjunction in the event a conjuntive adverb is used. Like so: I want to go to the movies; however, I have other work to do first. Any time you use a transitional word like however in the manner in this example, it is a conjunctive adverb. Think of it this way: if the sentence can be made into two complete sentences, but you want to join them, do so with a conjunctive adverb. End the first clause with a semicolon, insert the CV, follow that with a comma, and drive on.
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You ussualy put a comma before the conjuction. On rare evernts you put the comma after.
Use commas - sparingly - to indicate natural pauses or "changes in direction," to separate items in a list, and to avoid confusion. Compare "my sister Kate is here" to "my sister, Kate, is here." In the first case, the absence of a comma indicates that I have more than one sister, and its presence i…n the second case indicates that Kate is my only sister. ( Full Answer )
a comma is used when the writer would like to indicate a pause in the conversation. This pause can be the result of a breath, the result of a thought, or the result of waiting for the person to catch on. Other uses of the comma include, "right before quotation marks", when separating varriables (as …in a list), or when leading to a new clause in the sentence that is directly dependant on the first clause. ( Full Answer )
Generally a comma does not go immediately before or after a conjunction, which is a joining of ideas. You may put a comma before one if it introduces an independent clause, especially if there would normally be a pause in speech. For example: We arrived after midnight, and by then the party had be…en over for an hour. ( Full Answer )
Commas are used to separate items in lists, as in They own a cat, a dog, two rabbits and six mice.
A conjunction can be used to connect words in a sentence that havethe same function (he and I, left and returned, right or wrong, bigand tall, slowly but surely). Conjunctions are also used to add clauses together, either makingshort sentences into longer ones or adding modifying dependentclauses t…o independent ones. e.g. He is going to the bank and she is going to her school.(two independent clauses) e.g. He will return when his class is over. I will goto college if I can afford it. (dependent clauses added) ( Full Answer )
we use commas so that it can be shown in a list like for example if you had a shopping list you would write down beans, vegetables, rice, bread and sugar. you add an and at the end because its the end of a list and it would not look nice it is just what happened during the roman or olden ages.
A conjunction is a way to link two of the same parts of speech. It is notably used to combine smaller sentences (clauses) into one sentence. There are coordinating conjunctions (connect independent clauses) and subordinating conjunctions (connect subordinate or "dependent" clauses).
Avoid commas unless absolutely necessary for the sake of clarity. But is often preceded by a comma, virtually never followed by one. There's nobody here but us chickens. I went home, but I could not find my keys. That may be true, but in fact it is misleading.
not like this: i went, walking and i saw things such as a bird a dinosaur and a parachute! like this: i went walking and i saw things such as, a bird, a dinosaur, and a parachute! also like this: the cold, dusty locker was tinted in a goldish brown.
Commas are used to clarify the grouping of words in a sentence; forexample, to separate conjunctions, to separate items in a list, toset off a side comment, or to introduce a direct quote.
A comma is used as a means to pause mid sentence. . ____________________________________ . I would like to eat something, such as an apple.
There are a number of situations which would be inappropriate touse a comma in. The common ones include when breaking a sentenceand when stating number of items among others.
Any time you would pause in this part of the conversation. Which, by the way is very common.
The comma is optional, but should be used if one or both of the clauses is long.
1)Use a comma to separate the elements in a series (three or more things), including the last two. "He hit the ball, dropped his stumps,and ran away 2)Use a comma+a little conjunction (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so) to connect two independent clauses , as in "He hit the ball well, but he… ran toward third base." 3)Use a comma to set off introductory elements 4)Use a comma to set off parenthetical elements , as in "The Founders Bridge, which spans the Connecticut River, is falling down." By "parenthetical element," we mean a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the essential meaning of that sentence. The parenthetical element is sometimes called "added information." ( Full Answer )
you would use it when making a list ex: I need to get food, water, and dog treats. ALSO you use it to take a breather, look at this sentence: i went to the shop and bought loads of nice things for my mum and dad and then came home and opened some Christmas presents then we went on a walk and …drank hot chocolate and had a lovely time and saw my grandparents. that is much harder to say than this: i went to the shop and bought loads of nice things for my mum and dad, then came home and opened some Christmas presents, then we went on a walk and drank hot chocolate and had a lovely time and saw my grandparents. when using a comma, don't put "and" next to it. x ( Full Answer )
The most remembered coordinating conjunctions are and , but , and or . You can use these words to combine two full thoughts that could be separate sentences on their own, like so: "I went to the store. I saw my friend there" becomes "I went to the store, and I saw my friend there." If both …sentences could not stand on their own, no comma is used. "I went to the store. Saw my friend there" is technically improper grammar, so the sentence becomes "I went to the store and saw my friend there." Other coordinating conjunctions are for , nor , yet , and so . Together, all of the words spell out the acronym FANBOYS. ( Full Answer )
The coordinating conjunctions that can be used to combine two complete sentences with a comma are “for, and, nor, because, yet, so”?
The coordinating conjunctions that can be used to combine two complete sentences with a comma are "for, and, nor, because, yet, so."
You put the comma before the Or Example: Do you like Strawberry, Vanilla , or Chocolate ice cream?
Some example sentences using the word with : With his swimsuit in hand, he headed for the pool. She went with us to California. We had spaghetti with meatballs for dinner. James Taylor sang a duet with Carly Simon. The gift was from Dad with love. The puppy with the white spots i…s my favorite. The boy came to school with his brother. Do you like the red shirt with these pants? ( Full Answer )
When joining two independent clauses you use a comma and a conjunction to join them. This is also known as IC + IC (Independent clause + Independent clause). Example: Jim studied for his exam in the library, and he was very quiet. You could also have a sentence called an DC + IC (Dependent Clause + …Independent Clause). Example: When Jim studied in the library, he saw his old sixth grade teacher from last year. ( Full Answer )
No, was is a verb. Either as a linking verb or as a helper verb(passive voice), was is the past tense, first and third personsingular form of "to be."
The use of 'and' does not necessarily require a comma, although in many cases using a comma makes sense. Composing 'list' sentences generally involve the word 'and' with a comma joining the last item in the list with the rest. Example: "The newlyweds received linens, kitchen appliances, towels, po…ts and pans, gift certificates, and a flat-screen television as wedding gifts." Note in the example TWO uses of 'and.' The first, connecting 'pots' and 'pans,' clearly does not need a comma; the second, connecting the flat-screen TV to the rest of the goodies, does. ( Full Answer )
There is no word in English that requires a comma before or after it. Commas indicate pauses in speech, or the separation of ideas to avoid confusion. Where there is no pause and no likelihood of confusion there should be no comma. Answer Before conjunctions, to separate independent clauses. Fo…llow the related link below. ( Full Answer )
you would use a comma in a list. e.g.; eggs, milk, bread, cheese and coffee. you would use it in a sentence that uses separate clauses. e.g.; being the kind man he is, Bill gave the charity the highest amount of money, donating over Â£100.00.
Yes. Where can be a subordinating conjunction to connect a restrictive clause. It can also be an adverb, or more rarely a noun.
Commas are used often as a pause or transition, or to designate single lists, unlike the semicolon's use to designate separation or transition between lists. The Book, The Map, and The Atlas. It can also be used to designate interjection. Please, don't do that. Now,
A conjunction can be used to connect words in a sentence that havethe same function (he and I, left and returned, right or wrong, bigand tall, slowly but surely). Many conjunctions are used to joinclauses in sentences, either independent or dependent clauses.
In general, no, but there are some situations in which using a comma after "but" is correct. If the word "but" is followed by an expression that needs to be set off by commas, then you would put a comma after "but" and another comma after the expression. Here is an example: I was going to say no,… but, because you have presented such a persuasive argument, I have decided to allow it. An example of a more typical sentence using "but", where there is a comma before but not after "but", is the first sentence in this answer. ( Full Answer )
when you're separating thoughts that have relation and when you have a series of ideas such as: The dog ate my eraser, and he also ate my shoe, pants, and socks.
Commas help in separating ideas (i.e., making lists) or trains of thought. Example usage: I bought apples, oranges, and bananas.
No. Commas are a feature of sentence structure, not of words or phrases. For example we say I can do that as well as he can , or She won our hearts as well as the contest , both without commas.
It can be, where it has the meaning "because." Example: We must leave, as the roads may soon be flooded.
The use of a comma following the word "also" at the beginning of a sentence would depend on the context. If the word "also" introduced a new thought, for example, it would be appropriate. An example might be, "Also, the government wanted to ..." If, however, the word "also" merely contributed ad…ditional information that was incidental to the main thought, it would not necessarily be followed by a comma. An example might be, "Also in the cast [of a movie or play] were ..." ( Full Answer )
The function is as a connecting word between sentences, phrases or clauses as in 'and, but or however'
no a comma is not needed behind every conjunction. like the word and or or. For Example: Would u like cake AND lemonade OR hambugers AND hotdogs. hop this helped:) -alessandra
a comma....a simi colon is used for a adding onto an sentence...example.. it is kinda like a comma only used a different way..lol
You use conjunctions to join sentences together. For example, Micheal got good marks because his work was good.
You don't put a comma in a coordinating conjunction, the comma goes before a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions are used to connect two or more independent clauses. Sally was late to work today , and her boss fired her.
Can you correct a run-on sentence by using a comma and conjunctive adverb between the two independent clauses?
Sometimes! It depends on the sentence and how you want to make sense of it. So for example, if your sentence is: "David wanted to go to the shop he also wanted to go to the barber and the bank." You could split this two ways: 1. "David wanted to go to the shop, and he also wanted to go t…o the barber and the bank." 2. "David wanted to go to the shop. He also wanted to go to the barber and the bank." ( Full Answer )
Instances where commas should not be used include joining two complete sentences; complete sentences should be joined with semicolons. An example of incorrect use would be: "Instances where commas should not be used include joining two complete sentences, complete sentences should be joined wit…h semicolons." ( Full Answer )
The conjunction "for" is a coordinating conjunction meaning since,or because. Example: I do not steal for it is wrong.
You use the conjuction or when you choose an action. Ex: Should I watch T.V. or play video games.
No, but you may be able to use a semicolon. A semicolon and aconjunctive adverb can sometimes take the place of a subordinatingconjunction.
The coordinating conjunction "but" makes a clarification of oneindependent clause using another independent clause, e.g. He wantedto go, but he didn't (go)."
As a conjunction, for means because . So it is actuallyacting as a subordinating conjunction. The campaign failed, for the candidate was not a skilled speaker. The parachute failed to open, for it had not been packed correctly.
In that situation, the comma is optional. I would put one, becauseit makes it easier to understand the meaning at a glance, but it isnot required.
Yes, if it joins two independent clauses, or joins items in a list.If it does not, then it is not always needed. For instance, "I like apples and oranges." The and (a conjunction),does not need a comma before it in this case.
No, it is not. The word "would" is a conditional auxiliary verb (aform of the verb will ).