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around an appositive
Roger, the sheet metal sales estimator, won a cool million at Foxwoods.
in dialogue
I'd rather be in Detroit, mumbled Wanda.
before a conjunction introducing an independent clause
Joe was scaring his customers, so the board of health shut him down.
after a dependent clause
After winning the broccoli-eating contest, Barbara strode proudly to her awaiting limo.
between the city and state [or country]
That bozo lives in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
after a mild interjection
Why, that's simply nauseating.
direct address
I'm not sure what you mean, Bubba.
Yes, I would like to learn to tango.
after a yes or no at the beginning of a sentence
John, Paul, George, and Ringo were the best of mates.
in a list of more than two things - including the Oxford comma before 'and'
Dear Derek,
in the salutation and closing of a letter
in the date
John Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980.
Items in a series
pop corn, coke, nachos and cheese, and chocolates.
Between adjectives
The sad, empty house belonged to his uncle.
compound sentence
I wanted to go to the movies, but it's too late now.
Compound verb
I will do my homework and study for the test. NO COMMA
appositive phrase
Gregory, who lives across the street, is coming to play tennis with us.
Direct address and interjection
John, would you bring the reports?
Commas with expressions that interrupt [person to whom you are speaking]
Use commas to set off expressions that interrupt the sentences. Such expressions include interrupters that begin a sentence and words that address the person to whom you are speaking.
Conventional use
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