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L.A. - Comma Rules
Match sample sentences with definitions for using commas.
Terms in this set (20)
My favorite fruits are apples bananas and oranges.
separate items in a series
Athena was a cute playful puppy.
separate adjectives of equal value
The teacher said "Projects are due tomorrow."
separate a direct quote from the rest of the sentence
His birthday is November 11 2011.
separate numbered day of a month from the year
Please mail this letter to Rome Georgia.
separate a city from a state
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
separate a name from a title
Yes we will have lunch now.
to set off introductory words
Let's eat Grandma.
set off a name used in direct address
Dear Jacob How are you?
after the greeting in a friendly letter
Sincerely yours Malaika
after the closing in any letter
after a last name before a first name
He likes pie but I like cake.
before the conjunction in a compound sentence
Anyway I still made a wrong turn.
set off transitional words
To tell you the truth you should have known that.
after an introductory adverbial clause
DreamWorks released Antz its first movie in 1998.
set off an appositive phrase
When it is storming animals on the savanna stand still.
after introductory modifying clause or phrase
You of course know his brother.
set off a mild interjection within a sentence
Barking frantically the dog woke the family.
after an introductory participle phrase
Her new car a popular SUV was flatten by a fallen tree.
set off a nonrestrictive adjective clause
Let's meet again in Nairobi Kenya.
separate a city from a country
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