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General Comma Usage

Commas are very important in writing. They not only can show us where to pause while we're reading, but also provide grammatical structure and clarity to our sentences. As a result, it is definitely necessary to try to understand when a comma is required.

Helpful Resources

There are many great online resources that explain comma usage. Please use the links below to increase your knowledge of commas.

Purdue OWL - Comma Rules

Grammar Book - Commas

UNC Writing Center - Commas


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