Commas: love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re here to stay.
Granted, in a world that seems to become more and more abbreviated, it may feel that commas and grammar in general are falling to the wayside. Proper knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and specifically commas, show potential employers that you are a cut above the rest. It may seem small, but displaying a full mastery of commas (including the nuances of the serial comma) demonstrate a level of attention to detail and commitment to professionalism that is a breath of fresh air in both academic and corporate worlds.
Whether you’re writing for fun, for work, or for school, using commas correctly can dramatically improve your voice and the way others perceive your writing. Besides, if you’re the type that cares about proper grammar and punctuation, one of the easiest ways to influence those around you is to set a good example. That means even if you’re texting, staying committed to proper comma use is key.
So, you want to make sure your comma game is on point? We’ve compiled a list of comma practice questions that will tell you if you’re making the grade. So make sure you’ve got your pencils ready (for nostalgia’s sake) and get ready to show us what you’ve got.
Not sure what you missed?
Review the essentials with Grammarly’s “Rules for Comma Usage.”