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Use a comma to separate three or more items or elements in a series.
I ate ham, eggs, and rice.
Use a comma between two adjectives only when the word "and" could be inserted in its place.
Max is a handsome, charming boy.
Use a comma before and after a word or phrase that renames the noun.
Jason, my youngest brother, has black hair.
Use a comma when a sentence begins with an introductory phrase such as well, yes, therefore, for example, or on the other hand.
Yes, you can eat some ice cream.
Use a comma before and after a word as an interrupter, such as however.
The dog, however, still needs to be taken outside.
Use a comma between city and state and after the state if the sentence continues.
I was born in Cairns, Australia, over 12 years ago.
Do use a comma to separate the day of the month from the year and after the year.
We moved to Biboohra on August 21, 2012, and have lived here since.
Use a comma when a sentence begins with a prepositional phrase, adverbial clause, or dependent clause.
Under the bridge, the fog made it difficult to see.
Use a comma to interrupt direct quotations or before or after a direct quotation.
"Why," I asked, "must you leave?"
Rule #6, #7, and #8
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