I am going to eat Grandfather.
I am going to eat, Grandfather.
A little dot with a tail; how could such a thing be relevant to a language? It could, for goodness’ sake, be mistaken for a smudge on the page. Yet, people get so fired up about comma use that it appears to be a matter of life or death.
As you can see from the above examples, it can be a matter of life or death.
It is recommended that the comma be used cautiously and wisely. As with any other tool, it’s best to read the manual and find out what you’re doing before you make a mistake.
- What Is A Comma?
- Comma usage
- Comma with Subjects and Verbs
- Comma Between Two Nouns in a Compound Subject or Object
- Comma Between Two Verbs in a Compound Predicate
- Comma Splice
- Comma After Introductory Clauses
- Comma After Conjunction in Introductory Clause
- Missing Comma After Introductory Clause With Date
- Commas After Introductory Phrases
- Commas After Introductory Words
- Comma Within a Comparison
- Comma Use Around Interrupters
- Run-on Sentences
- Missing Comma Before a Question Tag
- Punctuation of Appositives
- Comma in Dates
- Comma Between Coordinate Adjectives
- Unnecessary Comma in a Complex Sentence
- Comma Between Compound Subject and Predicate
- Comma Before And
- Comma Before But
- Missing Comma In A List
- Serial Comma (Within List Of Similar Elements)
- Comma Separating Verb And Its Object
- Comma Setting Off Non-restrictive Clauses
- Comma Setting Off Restrictive Clauses
- Comma Between Correlative Conjunction Sets
- Comma Emphasizing Contrasting Ideas With Commas
- Comma Between Direct Quote and Attributive Tag
- Comma After Question Mark
- Comma Inside Quotation Marks
- Comma Before Parenthesis
- Comma between an article and its noun
- Oxford Comma
- As well as Comma
- Such as Comma
- Comma Before Too